A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to unsettle)
a. to disrupt
La huelga de profesores perturbó el ambiente serio del colegio.The teacher's strike disrupted the studious atmosphere at the school.
b. to disturb
La extraña carta que me envió el banco me perturbó un poco.The strange letter I got from the bank disturbed me a bit.
2. (psychology)
a. to disturb
La muerte de su hijo perturbó a Juan por completo.The death of Juan's son completely disturbed him.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to be shaken)
a. to go crazy
Mi madre se perturbó mucho cuando se enteró de mi divorcio.My mother went crazy when she found out about my divorce.
b. to go mad
Cristina tiende a perturbarse si no consigue lo que quiere.Cristina tends to go mad if she doesn't get what she wants.
c. to go insane
Me perturbé cuando Miguel no me respondió al mensaje.I went insane when Miguel didn't answer my message.
d. to become unbalanced
Las personas inseguras tendemos a perturbarnos por nimiedades.We insecure people tend to become unbalanced over trifles.
e. to become unstable
Me perturba mucho imaginarme a mi ex con otra chica.I become unstable every time I think of my ex with some other girl.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (trastornar)
a. to disrupt
2. (inquietar)
a. to disturb, to unsettle
3. (enloquecer)
a. to perturb
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transitive verb
1 (alterar) [+orden] to disturb; [+plan] to upset; [+calma] to disturb; ruffle
2 (Med) to disturb; mentally disturb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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