enmarañar

enmarañar(
ehn
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mah
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rah
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nyahr
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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 make messy)
a. to tangle
El fuerte viento enmarañó los cables de teléfono que pasan por encima de nuestra casa.The heavy winds tangled the telephone wires that run above our house.
b. to tangle up
El gato enmarañó el ovillo de lana.The cat tangled up the yarn.
2. (to make complex)
a. to complicate
No quería que mi madre hablara con mi novia de nuestros problemas porque iba a enmarañar más el asunto todavía.I didn't want my mom to talk to my girlfriend about our problems because that would complicate matters even further.
3. (to perplex)
a. to confuse
Los timadores lograron enmarañar a José con sus argucias.The conmen managed to confuse Jose with their chicanery.
enmarañarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to become messy)
a. to get tangled
Se me enmarañó el pelo tanto con el viento que me costó una eternidad desenredarlo.My hair got so tangled in the wind that it took me ages to disentangle it.
5. (to become complex)
a. to get complicated
Ya nada estaba claro entre nosotros. Todo se había enmarañado.Nothing was clear between us anymore. Everything had gotten complicated.
b. to become complicated
No es una novela fácil de leer. La trama se enmaraña muy rápidamente.It's not an easy novel to read. The plot becomes complicated very quickly.
6. (to be perplexed)
a. to get confused
Lupe se enmarañaba entre tantos números y le resultaba imposible entender las cuentas de la tienda.Lupe would get confused by so many numbers and found the store's accounts impossible to understand.
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enmarañar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (enredar)
a. to tangle (up)
2. (complicar)
a. to complicate, to confuse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (enredarse)
a. to become tangled
4. (complicarse)
a. to become confused o complicated
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enmarañar
transitive verb
1 [+madeja, hilo] to tangle; tangle up
2 (complicar) to complicate
sólo logró enmarañar más el asunto he only managed to make matters worse
3 [+persona] to confuse; perplex
pronominal verb
enmarañarse
1 (enredarse) to get tangled (up); become entangled
2 (complicarse) to become involved; become complicated
el asunto del GAL se enamarañó de tal manera que ya no entendía lo que pasaba
3 (confundirse) to get confused
4 (implicarse) to get involved
5 [+cielo] to darken; cloud over
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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