embarazar

embarazar(
ehm
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bah
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rah
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sahr
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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 impregnate)
a. to get pregnant
El cantante embarazó a la mujer pero ahora niega ser el padre de su hijo.The singer got the woman pregnant but now he denies he's the father of her child.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to inhibit)
a. to embarrass
La extrema pobreza de la familia era algo que embarazaba a las hermanas cuando recibían visitas.The family's extreme poverty embarrassed the sisters when they received visitors.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to prevent)
a. to hamper
La burocracia embarazó una realización rápida del proceso de adopción.The bureaucracy hampered the adoption process being carried out quickly.
b. to hinder
Las meteduras de pata de Marta están embarazando el desarrollo de la investigación.Marta's slip-ups are hindering the development of the research.
c. to restrict
No se debe permitir que las normas embaracen el éxito del proyecto.The rules cannot be allowed to restrict the project's success.
embarazarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to become pregnant)
a. to get pregnant
Lucía descubrió que se había embarazado justo antes de separarse de Luis.Lucía found out that she got pregnant just before splitting up with Luis.
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embarazar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (preñar)
a. to get pregnant
2. (impedir)
a. to restrict
3. (avergonzar)
a. to inhibit
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embarazar
transitive verb
1 (estorbar) to hamper; hinder
2 [+mujer] to make pregnant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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