A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bloody)
a. to stain with blood
El soldado ensangrentó la camilla porque tenía una herida de bala.The soldier stained the stretcher with blood because he had a gunshot wound.
b. to cover in blood
Las personas heridas ensangrentaron los asientos del autobús.The injured people covered the seats on the bus in blood.
c. to cover with blood
Las res muertas ensangrentaron el piso del matadero.The floor of the abattoir was covered with blood from the carcasses.
d. to get blood all over
Saúl ensangrentó la toalla limpiándose las rodillas raspadas.Saul got blood all over the towel wiping his scuffed knees.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to get blood on)
a. to get stained with blood
Derek se ensangrentó las manos al tratar de detener la hemorragia.Derek got his hands stained with blood when he tried to stop the hemorrhage.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to cover with blood
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transitive verb
to stain with blood; cover in blood
pronominal verb
ensangrentarse to become stained with blood
ensangrentarse con o contra to be cruel to; treat cruelly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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