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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to occupy)
a. to fill
Un hacker plagó mi muro de spam pornográfico.A hacker filled my wall with pornographic spam.
b. to cover
Las pandillas rivales plagaron las paredes de grafitis.The rival gangs covered the walls with graffiti.
c. to infest
El departamento organiza una campaña para erradicar las ratas que plagan las calles.The department is organizing a campaign to eradicate the rats that infest the streets.
d. to plague
El alcalde prometió acabar con las bandas criminales que plagaban la ciudad.The mayor promised to get rid of the criminal gangs that were plaguing the city.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to get covered)
a. to become infested
Tras las inundaciones, la zona se plagó de mosquitos.After the floods, the area became infested with mosquitoes.
b. to fill
Si no usamos herbicidas, los campos se plagan de maleza.If we don't use herbicides, the fields fill with weeds.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
plagar deto swamp with
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transitive verb
(infestar) to infest; plague
han plagado la ciudad de carteles they have covered o plastered the town with posters; un texto plagado de errores a text riddled with errors; esta sección está plagada de minas this part has mines everywhere
pronominal verb
plagarse de to become infested with
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