cargar contra

cargar contra
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to set upon)
a. to charge at
Súbitamente, el toro cargó contra el torero.Suddenly, the bull charged at the bullfighter.
b. to charge
La policía cargó contra los manifestantes con porras y gas lacrimógeno.The police charged protesters with batons and tear gas.
c. to lunge at
Cargó contra mí a puñetazos. Creo que estaba borracho.He lunged at me and tried to punch me. I think he was drunk.
d. to attack
Un perro que andaba suelto cargó contra el anciano.The old man was attacked by an unleashed dog.
e. to rush
La muchedumbre cargó contra el cordón policial y lo rompió.The crowd rushed the police cordon and broke through.
2. (to criticize strongly)
a. to attack
¿Por qué siempre estás cargando contra las mujeres?Why are you always attacking women?
b. to tear into
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Los críticos cargaron contra su novela tildándola de pornográfica.Critics tore into her novel branding it pornographic.
c. to lay into
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Damián solía cargar contra sus empleados por cualquier tontería.Damian would often lay into his staff over the slightest thing.
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