rehusarse

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rehusarse(
rreh
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oo
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sahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to say no)
a. to refuse
Le pedí un beso a Ángeles, pero se rehusó a dármelo.I asked Ángeles for a kiss, but she refused to give me one.
rehusar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to reject)
a. to refuse
Mi padre fue invitado a unirse a un club de caza, pero rehusó la invitación.My father was invited to join a hunting club, but he refused the invitation.
3. (to withhold from)
a. to deny
Cuando Hugo me mira con sus ojos grandes y azules, no puedo rehusarle nada.When Hugo looks at me with his big, blue eyes, I can't deny him anything.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to not jump)
a. to refuse
El caballo de Nora iba en primer lugar pero rehusó al llegar al último salto.Nora's horse was in first place but refused at the last jump.
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rehusar
transitive verb
to refuse
rehusar hacer algo to refuse to do sth
intransitive verb
to refuse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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