enloquecerse
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enloquecerse(
ehn
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loh
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keh
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sehr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to become insane)
a. to go crazy
Eduardo se enloqueció al recibir la noticia de que se incendió su casa.Eduardo went crazy after hearing the news that his house caught on fire.
b. to go mad (United Kingdom)
La gente puede enloquecerse al estar encerrada y no tener contacto con otros.People can go mad when they're locked up and deprived of human contact.
c. to go out of one's mind
La gente se enloqueció al oír la explosión y entraron en pánico.People went out of their minds when they heard the explosion and panicked.
2. (to please)
a. to be crazy about
Me gusta el chocolate, pero lo que me enloquece es el helado de vainilla.I like chocolate, but I'm crazy about vanilla ice cream.
b. to be mad about (United Kingdom)
Mi papá se enloquece con los deportes. Mira todos los partidos que pasan.My dad is mad about sports. He watches all the matches on television.
enloquecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to madden)
a. to drive crazy
La soledad puede enloquecer a cualquiera.Loneliness can drive anyone crazy.
b. to drive mad (United Kingdom)
¿Puedes dejar de silbar? ¡Me estás enloqueciendo!Could you stop whistling? You're driving me mad!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to become insane)
a. to go crazy
El prisionero enloqueció tras semanas de aislamiento.The prisoner went crazy after weeks in solitary confinement.
b. to go mad (United Kingdom)
Muchos soldados enloquecieron tras la guerra. Algunos incluso se suicidaron.Many soldiers went mad after the war. Some even committed suicide.
c. to go insane
Daniel enloqueció gradualmente después de la muerte de su esposa.Daniel gradually went insane after the death of his wife.
5. (to please)
a. to be crazy about
Compré estos bombones para mi hermana. Enloquece por los dulces.I bought these chocolate sweets for my sister. She is crazy about candy.
b. to be mad about (United Kingdom)
Martín enloquece con las películas de acción, especialmente con las de guerra.Martin is mad about action movies, especially war movies.
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enloquecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (volver loco)
a. to drive mad
2. (gustar mucho)
a. to drive wild o crazy
le enloquece el esquíshe's mad o crazy about skiing
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to go mad
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enloquecer
transitive verb
(volver loco) to drive mad; (enfurecer) to madden; drive crazy;
intransitive verb
le enloquece la música pop she's mad about pop music
pronominal verb
enloquecerse to go mad; go out of one's mind
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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