encarnizar

encarnizar(
ehn
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kahr
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nee
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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 infuriate)
a. to make cruel
Los maltratos que recibió de niño lo encarnizaron de adulto.The mistreatment he received as a boy made him cruel.
b. to enrage
Ver a Pablo con otra encarnizó a Luciana.Seeing Pablo with another woman enraged Luciana.
encarnizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to fight)
a. to fight fiercely
Las tropas enemigas se encarnizaron en la batalla de Stalingrado.The enemy troops fought fiercely at the Battle of Stalingrad.
b. to attack viciously
Los colonizadores se encarnizaron con los habitantes de la isla.The colonizers attacked the inhabitants of the island viciously.
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encarnizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (general)
a.
encarnizarse conto fall upon
encarnizar
transitive verb
(volver cruel) to make cruel; (enfadar) to enrage
lo que se encarnizan son los perros
pronominal verb
encarnizarse to fight fiercely
encarnizarse con algn to attack sb viciously
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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