perjudicar

perjudicar(
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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 jeopardize)
a. to be detrimental to
Tanto trabajo puede perjudicar tu rendimiento.Too much work can be detrimental to your performance.
b. to damage
María rechaza conceder cualquier entrevista que pueda perjudicar su carrera.María refuses any interview that can damage her career.
c. to harm
El médico dijo que comer tanta comida alta en grasas perjudicará tu corazón.The doctor said that eating too much high-fat food will harm your heart.
2. (to speak ill of)
a. to slander
No la perjudiques si no tienes pruebas de lo que dices.Don't slander her if you have no proof of what you're saying.
b. to malign
No se debe perjudicar a sus mayores; hay que enseñarles respeto.You shouldn't malign your elders. You should show them respect.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to deflower)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. to have one's way with
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ella le atacó con spray de pimienta antes de que pudiera perjudicarla.She attacked him with pepper spray before he could have his way with her.
perjudicarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
4. (to exacerbate for oneself)
a. to make things worse
Al hablar mal de tus compañeros, solo te perjudicas a ti mismo.By speaking ill of your colleagues, you are only making things worse for yourself.
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perjudicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to damage, to harm
perjudicar
transitive verb
1 (dañar) to harm
me perjudica que digan eso their saying that is damaging to me
2 (desfavorecer)
ese sombrero la perjudica that hat doesn't suit her; she doesn't look good in that hat
3 (Latinoamérica) (calumniar) to malign; slander
pronominal verb
perjudicarse to lose out
con esa medida los que se perjudican son los pequeños comerciantes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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