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 make angry)
a. enfurecer
Nothing maddens me more than litterbugs.Las personas que tiran basura son lo que me enfurece más.
b. enfadar
It really maddens my dad when someone cuts him off on the highway.De verdad enfada a mi papá cuando alguien se le atraviesa en la carretera.
2. (to drive insane)
a. desquiciar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
Why don't you want to stay at my apartment? - Because the leaky faucet in your kitchen maddens me to the point where I can't sleep.¿Por qué no quieres quedarte en mi apartamento? - Porque la llave que gotea en tu cocina me desquicia hasta el punto que no puedo dormir.
b. enloquecer
I hate camping. The buzzing of insects maddens me.Odio ir de acampada. Me enloquece el zumbido de los insectos.
c. trastornar
I go to Starbucks every day because the sound of the coffee maker early in the morning maddens my husband.Cada día voy a Starbucks porque el sonido de la cafetera temprano en la mañana trastorna a mi esposo.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. sacar de quicio, exasperar
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madden [ˈmædn]
transitive verb
(infuriate) enfurecer; sacar de quicio; (make demented) enloquecer
it maddens me me pone furioso; me enfurece; me saca de quicio
she was cold-shouldered by everyone. That maddened me he would not answer them, he would not budge, however much it maddened them he put on that insolent, look which always maddened his father they were trampled to death by elephants maddened by the loss of their habitats - ENLOQUECER OK HERE?
a maddened bull un toro enloquecido
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