crispar

crispar(
krees
-
pahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to irritate)
a. to get on one's nerves
¡La vocecilla chillona de Mirna me crispa sobremanera!Mirna's squeaky little voice really gets on my nerves!
b. to annoy
La desobediencia de su hija hacía crispar a Sarah.Sarah's daughter's disobedience annoyed her.
c. to irritate
La música de los almacenes crispa a mi esposo, y por eso nunca viene de compras conmigo.The music in the stores irritates my husband, so he never comes shopping with me.
2. (to cause anxiety)
a. to set on edge
¿Qué pasó? ¿Qué te crispó tanto? ¡Relájate!What happened? What set you on edge? Relax!
b. to contort
El extraño ruido hizo crispar de terror la cara de Lucas.The strange noise made Lucas's face contort with terror.
crisparse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to tighten)
a. to contort
Enith dejó de gritar cuando vio la cara de su esposo crisparse de rabia.Enith stopped yelling when she saw her husband's face contorting in anger.
4. (to become heated)
a. to become tense
Al llegar la noche, la difícil situación comenzó a crisparse aún más.When night came, the difficult situation became even more tense.
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crispar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (los nervios)
a. to set on edge
2. (los músculos)
a. to tense
3. (las manos)
a. to clench
este trabajo me crispa los nerviosthis work sets my nerves on edge
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (general)
a. to become tense
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crispar
transitive verb
1 [+músculo] to cause to twitch; cause to contract
con el rostro crispado por la ira with his face contorted with anger; eso me crispa (los nervios) that gets on my nerves (familiar); tengo los nervios crispados my nerves are all on edge
2 (enfadar)
crispar a algn to annoy sb intensely; really get on sb's nerves (familiar)
pronominal verb
crisparse [+músculo] to twitch; contract; [+cara] to contort; [+nervios] to get all on edge; [+situación] to become tense; get tenser
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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