escocer
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escocer(
ehs
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koh
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sehr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be painful)
a. to sting
Me cayó champú en los ojos y me están escociendo terriblemente.I got shampoo in my eyes and they're really stinging.
b. to smart
No te rasques la herida así te escueza, pues se podría infectar.Don't scratch the wound even if it smarts. It could get infected.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to wound)
a. to hurt
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Felipe no puede ocultar que después de tanto tiempo, la derrota de su equipo todavía escuece.Felipe can't hide the fact that, after all this time, his team's defeat still hurts.
escocerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to become grazed)
a. to chafe
Alberto se pone shorts de lycra gruesa para que no se le escuezan los muslos con la silla de la bicicleta.Alberto wears thick Lycra shorts so his thighs don't chafe on the bike seat.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be annoyed)
a. to be offended
Lucy estába de mal genio y se escoció por una tontería que le dijeron.Lucy was in a bad mood and she was offended by a silly comment someone made.
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escocer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (herida, piel)
a. to sting
me escuecen los ojosmy eyes are stinging o smarting
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
escocerse de algoto be hurt by something
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escocer
intransitive verb
to sting; smart
el alcohol te va a escocer un poco the alcohol will sting o smart a little; me escuece el labio/la herida my lip/the cut stings o is smarting
transitive verb
(irritar) to annoy; upset
pronominal verb
escocerse to chafe; get sore
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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