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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove the skin from)
a. desollar
In a modern abattoir, before flaying the carcass, it is suspended.En un matadero moderno, antes de desollar la res muerta, se cuelga.
b. despellejar
One of the most horrific forms of torture was to flay the victim alive.Uno de los métodos de tortura más horrorosos era despellejar viva a la víctima.
2. (to criticize)
a. despellejar
The coach flayed us for the way we played the game.El entrenador nos despellejó por cómo jugamos el partido.
b. hacer trizas
The second series was terrible and the critics flayed it.La segunda serie fue malísima y los críticos la hicieron trizas.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (flog, criticize)
a. despellejar, desollar
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flay [fleɪ]
transitive verb
1 (skin) desollar
he'll flay me alive if I'm late si llego tarde, me despelleja vivo
To remain together was like volunteering to be flayed alive
2 (criticize) [+person] despellejar; [+book, film] hacer trizas
3 (defeat) dar una paliza a (informal)
the pair flayed Sussex in a second wicket partnership of 135 in 27 overs
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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