A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to taint)
a. contaminar
Toxic waste had defiled the once pristine nearby stream.Residuos tóxicos habían contaminado el arroyo que antes era prístino.
2. (to sully)
a. manchar
Eugenio's family accused him of defiling his father's memory by selling the business.La familia de Eugenio lo acusó de manchar la memoria de su padre al vender la comp
b. contaminar
These slanderers are merely trying to defile my good reputation!¡Estos difamadores están meramente pretendiendo mancillar mi buena reputación!
c. corromper
The teacher nearly had a coronary when he heard how the students defiled the English maestro casi le da un infarto cuando oyó como los alumnos corrompían el idioma inglés.
3. (to desecrate)
a. profanar
The two men defiled the ancient temple, awakening a sinister force from its depths.Los dos hombres profanaron el templo antiguo, despertando una fuerza siniestra en sus profundidades
4. (to sexually assault)
a. deshonrar
The marauders burned the church, killed many men, and defiled women.Los merodeadores quemaron la iglesia, mataron a muchos hombres y deshonraron a las mujeres
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (geography)
a. el desfiladero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The army took several hours to get from one end of the steep defile to the other.El ejército tardó varias horas en llegar de un extremo al otro del empinado desfiladero.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (memory)
a. manchar, mancillar
2. (sacred place, tomb)
a. profanar
defile [dɪˈfaɪl]
transitive verb
[+honour] manchar; [+flag] ultrajar; [+sacred thing, memory] profanar; [+language] corromper; [+woman] deshonrar;
defile [ˈdiːfaɪl]
desfiladero (m)
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