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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (law)
a. to seize
El estado embargará tus bienes hasta que pagues la deuda.The state will seize your property until the debt is paid.
b. to distrain
Mi abogado me advirtió que el gobierno de la ciudad puede embargar mi sueldo si no pago mis impuestos.My lawyer warned me that the city government can distrain my salary if I don't pay my taxes.
c. to impound (a vehicle)
Embargaron el vehículo hasta que se pueda probar que fue comprado según lo dispuesto por la ley.They impounded the vehicle until it can be proven that it was bought in accordance with the law.
2. (to fill)
a. to overwhelm
Me embargó la tristeza y comencé a llorar.I was overwhelmed with sadness and I started to cry.
b. to overcome
No me podía quedar quieto porque me había embargado la ansiedad.I couldn't stand still because anxiety had overcome me.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (law)
a. to seize, to distrain
le han embargado todos sus bieneshis property has been seized
2. (sujeto: emoción)
a. to overcome
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transitive verb
1 (Jur) to seize; impound
2 [+sentidos] to overpower; overwhelm
el dolor que nos embarga al volver a su casa le embargó la emoción
3 (estorbar) to impede; hinder
4 (frenar) to restrain
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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