A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to tread on)
a. to trample on
Dos vándalos pisotearon mi jardín y destrozaron las flores.Two vandals trampled on my garden and ruined my flowers.
b. to trample
Uno de los jinetes se cayó y fue pisoteado por su caballo.One of the riders fell and was trampled by his horse.
c. to stamp on
Los manifestantes arrancaron la bandera del mástil y la pisotearon.Demonstrators tore the flag from the flagpole and stamped on it.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to disrespect)
a. to trample on
Al tratar a sus trabajadores como esclavos la empresa está pisoteando la dignidad humana.By treating their workers like slaves the company is trampling on human dignity.
b. to ride roughshod over
La sociedad ha pisoteado los derechos de las minorías étnicas durante siglos.Society has ridden roughshod over the rights of ethnic minorities for centuries.
c. to walk all over
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Tu novio no tiene derecho a pisotearte de esa forma. Tienes que hacerte valer.Your boyfriend has no right to walk all over you like that. You need to stand up for yourself.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (con el pie)
a. to trample on
2. (humillar)
a. to scorn
3. (desobedecer)
a. to trample over
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transitive verb
1 (gen) to tread down; trample (underfoot); (hollar) to stamp on
2 (humillar) to trample on; [+ley] to abuse; disregard
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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