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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to ruin completely)
a. destruir
The tornado destroyed the house.El tornado destruyó la casa.
b. destrozar
The bomb strike destroyed half the city.El ataque de bombas destruyó una mitad de la ciudad.
c. arrasar (to raze)
Forest fires can destroy whole acres of woods.Los incendios forestales pueden arrasar acres enteros de bosque.
2. (to spoil)
a. destruir
The affair destroyed his political reputation.El lío destruyó su reputación política.
b. acabar con
The lie destroyed our friendship.La mentira acabó con nuestra amistad.
3. (to devastate emotionally)
a. destrozar
The news destroyed her.La noticia la destrozó.
4. (to euthanize)
a. sacrificar
The dog was sick and had to be destroyed.El perro estaba enfermo y se tuvo que sacrificar.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (damage, ruin)
a. destruir
2. (health, career, reputation)
a. acabar con, destruir
3. (kill; sick or unwanted animal)
a. sacrificar
4. (vermin)
a. acabar con, destruir
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destroy [dɪsˈtrɔɪ]
transitive verb
(gen) destruir; destrozar; (kill) matar; [+pet] sacrificar; [+vermin] exterminar; [+relationship, hopes etc] destrozar; acabar con
the factory was destroyed by a fire la fábrica quedó destrozada or fue arrasada por un incendio
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