hacer sangrar

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hacer sangrar
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to cause to bleed)
a. to bloody
El gancho izquierdo que recibió Ochoa en la cara hizo sangrar su nariz.The left hook that Jimenez took to the face had bloodied his nose.
b. to make bleed
"Te voy a hacer sangrar, ¿oiste? ¡Sangrar!" le gritó el boxeador a su rival."I'm going to make you bleed, you hear me? Bleed!" yelled the boxer at his opponent.
2. (to extract blood)
a. to bleed
El cuadro representa a un médico medieval usando sanguijuelas para hacer sangrar a un niño enfermo.The painting depicts a medieval doctor using leeches to bleed a sick boy.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to drain of money)
a. to bleed dry
¡Este gobierno de ladrones está haciendo sangrar al pueblo al subir los impuestos para financiar sus políticas de despilfarro!This government of thieves is bleeding the people dry by raising taxes to finance their wasteful spending!
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