corromper
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corromper(
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rrohm
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pehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pervert)
a. to corrupt
El dinero y el poder lo corrompieron convirtiéndolo en un tirano.Money and power corrupted him, turning him into a tyrant.
2. (to make putrid)
a. to turn bad
Dejar los productos agrícolas afuera al sol los corrompió.Leaving the produce out in the hot sun turned it bad.
b. to spoil
La humedad corrompió los alimentos.The humidity spoiled the food.
c. to rot
La enfermedad corrompe al árbol de adentro hacia afuera.The disease rots the tree from the inside out.
3. (to buy off)
a. to bribe
El líder sindicalista confesó que muchos políticos intentaron corromperlo con grandes sumas de dinero.The union leader confessed that many politicians tried to bribe him with large sums of money.
corromperse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to decay)
a. to go bad
¡El pollo se corrompió! No lo comas o te enfermarás.The chicken went bad! Don't eat it or you'll get sick.
b. to rot
El marco de madera de la puerta comenzó a corromperse debido a la humedad.The wooden door frame began to rot because of moisture.
5. (to become ruined)
a. to become corrupted
El idioma no se corrompió, sino que recibió influencias de otras lenguas.The language didn't become corrupted, but rather it was influenced by other languages.
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corromper
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (madera)
a. to rot
2. (alimentos)
a. to turn bad, to spoil
3. (pervertir)
a. to corrupt
4. (sobornar)
a. to bribe
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (pudrirse)
a. to rot
6. (pervertirse)
a. to become corrupted
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corromper
transitive verb
1 (pudrir) [+madera] to rot; [+alimentos] to turn bad
2 (estropear) [+costumbres, lengua, joven] to corrupt; [+placeres] to spoil
3 (sobornar) to bribe
4 (enojar) to vex; annoy
intransitive verb
to smell bad; stink (familiar)
pronominal verb
corromperse
1 (pudrirse) [+madera] to rot; [+alimentos] to go bad
2 [+personas] to become corrupted
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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