enzarzar

enzarzar(
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sahr
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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 involve)
a. to entangle
Esta carta enzarza al alcalde y a un juez en el escándalo por coimas.This letter entangles the mayor and a judge in the bribery scandal.
b. to embroil
El acusado asumió la total responsabilidad para no enzarzar a su familia en el asunto.The accused assumed sole responsibility so as not to embroil his family in the matter.
enzarzarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to get entangled)
a. to get entangled
El ladrón se enzarzó cuando se quiso esconder en un arbusto.The thief got entangled when he tried to hide in a bush.
b. to get tangled up
Adriana se enzarzó en los cables cuando intentaba colocarle las luces al árbol de Navidad.Adriana got tangled up in cables when she was trying to put the lights on the Christmas tree.
3. (to become implicated)
a. to get involved
Yo no dije nada porque no quería enzarzarme en su discusión.I didn't say anything because I didn't want to get involved in their argument.
b. to get entangled
Los piratas se enzarzaron en una disputa por el botín.The pirates got entangled in a dispute over the booty.
c. to get embroiled
Un alumno se enzarzó en una agitada discusión sobre política con el profesor.A student got embroiled in a heated argument on politics with the professor.
4. (to have an argument)
a. to get into a fight
Los hermanos Musso se enzarzaron hace cinco años y no se hablan desde ese entonces.The Musso brothers got into a fight five years ago and haven't spoken to each other since.
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enzarzar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to entangle, to embroil
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a.
enzarzarse ento get entangled o embroiled in
enzarzar
transitive verb
(en una disputa) to involve; entangle; embroil
pronominal verb
enzarzarse (en una disputa) to get involved; (en problemas) to get o.s. into trouble
enzarzarse a golpes to come to blows; enzarzarse en una discusión to get involved in an argument
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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