envenenar
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envenenar(
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to administer poison)
a. to poison
Los espías descubrieron varios complots para envenenar al dictador.The spies uncovered several plots to poison the dictator.
2. (to corrupt)
a. to poison
Muchos padres acusaron al profesor de envenenar las mentes de los jóvenes con sus ideas.Many parents accused the professor of poisoning the children's minds with his ideas.
3. (to embitter)
a. to sour
Su decisión de seguir adelante solo había envenenado las relaciones entre los dos.His decision to go on alone had soured relations between the two of them.
envenenarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to ingest poison)
a. to poison oneself (deliberately)
Antes de que la obligaran a casarse con el príncipe malvado, se envenenó.Before they forced her to marry the evil prince, she poisoned herself.
b. to be poisoned (accidentally)
Se envenenaron miles de peces cuando se derramaron sustancias tóxicas al río.Thousands of fish were poisoned when toxic substances were released into the river.
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envenenar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to poison
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (persona)
a. to poison oneself
3. (relación)
a. to become bitter
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envenenar
transitive verb
1 (con veneno) to poison
2 (amargar) to embitter
pronominal verb
envenenarse
1 (voluntariamente) to poison o.s.; take poison
2 (por accidente) to be poisoned
comieron las setas y se envenenaron
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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