A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to slay)
a. to slit the throat of
El joven que degolló al animal fue arrestado por maltrato.The youth who slit the animal's throat was arrested for cruelty.
b. to cut the throat of
El hombre degolló un borrego que se metió a su granja.The man cut the throat of a sheep that had wandered onto his farm.
c. to slaughter (animals)
El ritual para degollar animales es muy cruel.The ritual for slaughtering animals is very cruel.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Encontraron degollado a un joven de nuestro pueblo.A young man from our village was found with his throat cut.
Parece que degollaron a la víctima.The victim seemingly had his throat cut.
2. (to decapitate)
a. to behead
La reina ordenó que degollaran al traidor.The queen ordered the traitor to be beheaded.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cortar la garganta)
a. to cut o slit the throat of
2. (decapitar)
a. to behead
3. (fig)
¡como lo pille, lo degüello!I'll kill him if I catch him!
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transitive verb
1 (cortar la garganta de) [+persona] to cut the throat of; slit the throat of; [+animal] to slaughter
lo degollaron they cut o slit his throat
2 (decapitar) [+persona] to behead; [+toro] to kill badly; butcher
3 (masacrar) to massacre
4 (arruinar) [+comedia, papel] to murder
5 (Cos) to cut low in the neck
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