A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to dismember)
a. to mutilate
Ese sádico disfrutaba mutilando las alas de los pájaros para que no pudieran volar.That sadist enjoyed mutilating the birds' wings so they couldn't fly.
b. to maim
El asesino mutiló a sus víctimas antes de apuñalarlas hasta provocarles la muerte.The killer maimed his victims before stabbing them to death.
2. (to deface)
a. to vandalize
La policía arrestó a dos adolescentes que estaban mutilando la estatua del parque.The police arrested two teenagers who were vandalizing a statue in the park.
b. to vandalise (United Kingdom)
Al terminar el partido, un grupo de hinchas mutiló una estatua que estaba a la salida del estadio.When the football match finished, a group of hooligans vandalised a statue outside the stadium.
3. (to shorten)
a. to butcher
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
Tengo miedo de que el revisor mutile mi texto.I am afraid the editor will butcher my text.
b. to hack about
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(United Kingdom)
Los directores de la nueva versión mutilaron la película original.The directors of the remake hacked the original film about.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona, texto)
a. to mutilate
2. (estatua)
a. to vandalize
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transitive verb
1 (gen) to mutilate; (lisiar) to cripple; disable
2 [+escultura, monumento] to vandalize; deface; [+texto] to butcher; hack about
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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