enflaquecer

enflaquecer(
ehn
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flah
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keh
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sehr
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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 cause to lose weight)
a. to make thin
Solo una enfermedad podría enflaquecer tanto a alguien en tan poco tiempo.Only illness could make someone so thin in such a short time.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to sap the strength of)
a. to weaken
La noticia de la enfermedad de mi padre enflaqueció las fuerzas de mi familia.The news of my father's illness weakened my family's strength.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to get skinnier)
a. to lose weight
Si quieres enflaquecer tendrás que hacer ejercicio y comer más sano.If you want to lose weight you will have to exercise and eat healthier.
b. to get thin
Enflaquecí muchísimo cuando dejé de comer azúcar.I got really thin when I stopped eating sugar.
enflaquecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to grow thinner)
a. to lose weight
Laura se enflaqueció siguiendo una dieta muy estricta.Laura lost weight following a very strict diet.
b. to get thin
Tatiana ha tratado todo tipo de dietas tratando de enflaquecerse.Tatiana has tried all sorts of diets trying to get thin.
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enflaquecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to make thin
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to grow thin, to lose weight
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enflaquecer
transitive verb
(adelgazar) to make thin; (debilitar) to weaken; sap the strength of;
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
enflaquecerse
1 (adelgazar) to get thin; lose weight
2 [+esfuerzo] to flag
3 (desanimarse) to lose heart
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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