embestir

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embestir(
ehm
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behs
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teer
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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 rush towards)
a. to charge
El toro embistió al torero y lo dejó inconsciente.The bull charged the bullfighter and left him unconscious.
b. to run into
Hubo un muerto y dos heridos graves al embestir un camión a una furgoneta en la avenida 6 de Agosto.One person died and two were seriously injured when a truck ran into a van on avenida 6 de Agosto.
c. to attack
El general dio la orden de embestir las posiciones enemigas.The general gave the order to attack the enemy positions.
d. to rush at
Dos hombres me embistieron, blandiendo cuchillos.Two men rushed at me, brandishing knives.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to rush)
a. to charge
El toro embistió contra la multitud y provocó varios heridos.The bull charged at the crowd and caused several injured.
b. to rush
Los vándalos embistieron contra la policía, lanzándole botellas.The hooligans rushed at the police, throwing bottles at them.
c. to attack
Las tropas enemigas embistieron por detrás.The enemy troops attacked from behind.
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embestir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (lanzarse contra)
a. to attack
2. (sujeto: toro)
a. to charge
el coche embistió al árbolthe car smashed into the tree
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (lanzarse)
a. to attack
4. (toro)
a. to charge
el coche embistió contra el árbolthe car smashed into the tree
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embestir
transitive verb
1 (atacar) to assault; attack
2 (abalanzarse sobre) to rush at; rush upon
3 [+toro] to charge
intransitive verb
1 (atacar) to attack
2 [+toro] to rush; charge
embestir contra algn to rush at sb; el toro embistió contra la pared the bull charged at the wall
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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