postrarse
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postrarse(
pohs
-
trahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to fall to one's knees)
a. to prostrate oneself
El plebeyo se postró ante la princesa y le confesó su amor.The plebeian prostrated himself before the princess and confessed his love.
b. to kneel
Los creyentes se postran para rezar para demostrar su respeto.The believers kneel in prayer to show their respect.
postrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to exhaust)
a. to prostrate
Un virus postró al niño en la cama tres días.A virus prostrated the boy in bed for three days.
b. to weaken
La cirugía a corazón abierto postrará a mi papá los primeros días, pero luego irá recuperando sus fuerzas.Open heart surgery will weaken my father for the first couple of days, but then he'll start regaining strength.
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postrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to weaken, to (make) prostrate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to prostrate oneself
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postrar
transitive verb
1 (Med) (debilitar) to weaken; prostrate
2 (derribar) to cast down; overthrow
pronominal verb
postrarse to prostrate o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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