rasgar

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rasgar(
rrahs
-
gahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to break)
a. to tear
Ten cuidado de no rasgar el papel.Be careful no to tear the paper.
b. to rip
El clavo me rasgó el pantalón.The nail ripped my pants.
c. to tear up
Rasgó la carta sin contemplaciones.She tore up the letter then and there.
2. (to play)
a. to strum
Compone sus canciones rasgando la guitarra.He writes his songs strumming his guitar.
rasgarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to break)
a. to tear
Se me rasgó un poco la piel con la caída.My skin tore a little with the fall.
b. to rip
La tela ya está tan gastada que se rasgó.The fabric is so worn-out that it ripped.
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rasgar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to tear
rasgar un sobreto tear open an envelope
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to tear
3. (fig)
a.
rasgarse las vestidurasto kick up a fuss
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rasgar
transitive verb
1 [+tejido, piel] to tear; rip; [+papel] to tear up; tear to pieces
pronominal verb
rasgarse to tear
Me rasgé una manga de la camisa.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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