importunar
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importunar(
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pohr
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too
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to annoy)
a. to bother
El secretario importunó a la jefa en mitad de una reunión para decirle algo urgente.The secretary bothered his boss in the middle of a meeting to tell her something urgent.
b. to pester
Mi hermano instaló una cerradura en su habitación para que mis padres no le importunaran.My brother installed a door lock in his room so that my parents would not pester him.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be a nuisance)
a. to disturb
Siento importunar, pero te llaman por teléfono.I am sorry to disturb you, but you have a phone call.
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importunar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to bother, to pester
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to be tiresome o a nuisance
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importunar
transitive verb
to bother; pester
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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