porfiar

porfiar(
pohrr
-
fyahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to persist)
a. to insist
Lucía porfió en conseguir su objetivo a pesar de los obstáculos.Lucia insisted in achieving her goal despite the obstacles.
2. (to dispute)
a. to argue
Los estudiantes porfiaron sobre el asunto hasta que el director hizo una decisión por ellos.The students argued about the matter until the principal made a decision for them.
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porfiar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (disputar)
a. to argue obstinately
2. (empeñarse)
a.
porfiar ento be insistent on
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porfiar
intransitive verb
1 (persistir) to persist; insist
porfiar en algo to persist in sth; porfía en que es así he insists that it is so; he will have it that it is so; porfiar por hacer algo to struggle obstinately to do sth; porfían por escapar they are bent on escaping
el Logroñés porfió por la victoria hasta el último minuto del encuentro
2 (disputar) to argue stubbornly
porfiar con algn to argue with sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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