erizar(
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ree
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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 erect)
a. to make stand on end
La humedad me eriza el cabello.The humidity makes my hair stand on end.
2. (to create obstacles)
a. to complicate
La testarudez del rey erizó el tratado de paz.The king's stubbornness complicated the peace treaty.
b. to set up traps
El espía erizó el barco para que se cancelara el ataque.The spy set up traps on the ship to prevent the attack from being carried out.
erizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to stand erect)
a. to bristle
El gato se erizó cuando vio al rottweiler enojado.The cat bristled when he saw the angry Rottweiler.
b. to stand on end
La electricidad estática hizo que se me eriza el vello del brazo.The static electricity made my arm hair stand on end.
c. to raise one's hackles (an animal)
El pelaje de mi perro se erizó cuando sonó el trueno.My dog raised its hackles when the thunder cracked.
4. (to get scared)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to stiffen
Yo me erizaría o me desmayaría si viera un fantasma.If I saw a ghost, I would stiffen or faint.
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erizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to cause to stand on end
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (pelo)
a. to stand on end
3. (persona)
a. to stiffen
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erizar
transitive verb
1
el gato erizó el pelo the cat bristled; the cat's hair stood on end
2 [+asunto] to complicate; surround with difficulties
pronominal verb
erizarse (levantar) [+pelo de animal] to bristle; [+pelo de persona] to stand on end
se me erizó el pelo my hair stood on end
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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