hostigar

hostigar(
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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 annoy)
a. to pester
¡Deja de hostigarme con tus preguntas!Stop pestering me with your questions!
El asistente de la actriz les pidió a los paparazzi que la dejaran de hostigar.The actress's assistant asked the paparazzi to stop pestering her.
b. to bother
Mis padres me cambiaron de escuela porque mis compañeros de clase me hostigaban por usar anteojos.My parents sent me to another school because my classmates bothered me for wearing glasses.
c. to plague
Diego me hostiga constantemente en relación con el dinero que le debo.Diego plagues me constantly about the money I owe him.
2. (military)
a. to harass
El enemigo nos hostigó con una serie de ataques de guerrillas.The enemy harassed us with a series of guerrilla attacks.
3. (to lash)
a. to whip
El vaquero hostigaba al caballo con su fusta para que fuera más rápido.The cowboy whipped his horse with his crop to go faster.
4. (to surfeit) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to be cloying to
La miel me hostiga, así que no voy a echarle al té.Honey is cloying to me, so I'm not going to add it to my tea.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to surfeit) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to be sickly sweet
No puedo comer más. Este pastel de chocolate hostiga demasiado.I can't eat any more. This chocolate cake is sickly sweet.
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hostigar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (acosar)
a. to pester, to bother
2. (military)
a. to harass
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hostigar
transitive verb
1 (molestar) to harass; plague; pester
2 (dar latigazos) to lash; whip
3 (Latinoamérica) [+comida] to surfeit; cloy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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