embestir contra

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embestir contra(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to charge at
Cuando los hambrientos y desesperados campesinos llegaron a la plaza, los soldados embistieron contra ellos.When the hungry and desperate peasants arrived in the square, the soldiers charged at them.
b. to rush at
Sin motivo alguno, el toro embistió contra los excursionistas, que tuvieron que correr por sus vidas.For no reason, the bull rushed at the hikers, who had to run for their lives.
c. to run into
El conductor se distrajo y su carro embistió contra el muro.The driver got distracted and his car ran into the wall.
d. to ram
El camión se había atascado en el paso a nivel y el tren embistió contra él. Por suerte, el conductor tuvo tiempo de salir.The truck got stuck at the level crossing and the train rammed it. Luckily, the driver had time to get out.
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