mesarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to tear at one's hair)
a. to pull at one's hair
El paciente psiquiátrico tenía la manía de mesarse el cabello.The psychiatric patient pulled at his hair compulsively.
mesar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to pull)
a. to tear
El hombre enfurecido le mesó la barba a Diego.The enraged man tore Diego's beard.
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mesar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to tear
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
mesarse los cabellosto pull o tear at one's hair
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mesarse
pronominal verb
mesarse el pelo o los cabellos to tear one's hair (out); mesarse la barba to pull one's beard
queda acodado a la pila, mesándose las barbas con las manos húmedas de fregar
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