A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make damp)
a. humedecer
Dampen the edges of the pastry with a little water and press together to seal.Humedece los bordes de la masa con un poco de agua y ciérralos haciéndoles un repulgo.
2. (to diminish)
a. enfriar (enthusiasm)
The bad weather failed to dampen the spectators' enthusiasm.El mal tiempo no enfrió el entusiasmo de los espectadores.
b. hacer perder (hope)
Nico losing his job quickly dampened any hopes of us being able to move.El hecho de que Nico perdiera su trabajo rápidamente nos hizo perder las esperanzas de poder mudarnos.
c. apagar
Her constant rejection did nothing to dampen his ardor.Su reiterado rechazo no apagó su pasión en lo más mínimo.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (make wet)
a. humedecer
2. (fig)
to dampen somebody's spiritsdesanimar a alguien
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dampen [ˈdæmpən]
transitive verb
1 (moisten) humedecer
2 [+hopes] frustrar; [+enthusiasm, zeal] enfriar
his words dampened her hopes sus palabras frustraron sus esperanzas; sus palabras le hicieron perder las esperanzas; I don't want to dampen your enthusiasm, but ... no quiero enfriar tu entusiasmo, pero ...; no quiero hacer que pierdas tu entusiasmo, pero ...; to dampen sb's spirits desanimar or desalentar a algn; to dampen sb's ardour apagar el ardor de algn
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