repugnar

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repugnar(
rreh
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poog
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nahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to cause revulsion)
a. to be disgusting
¡Quítame ese queso oloroso de la cara! Tiene un olor que repugna.Take that smelly cheese away from me! Its smell is disgusting.
b. to sicken
Al principio me repugnaba cambiarle los pañales al bebé, pero me acostumbré.Changing the baby's diapers sickened me at first, but I got used to it.
c. to gross out
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me repugna limpiar el inodoro.Cleaning the toilet grosses me out.
2. (to cause aversion)
a. to loathe
Renuncié a mi trabajo porque me repugna lo racista que es mi jefe.I quit my job because I loathe my boss's racism.
b. to hate
Me repugnan los políticos corruptos y mentirosos.I hate corrupt and dishonest politicians.
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repugnar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
me repugna ese olor/su actitudI find that smell/her attitude disgusting
me repugna hacerloI'm loath to do it
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to be disgusting
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repugnar
transitive verb
1 (causar asco) to disgust; revolt
ese olor me repugna that smell is disgusting; me repugna mirarlo it disgusts o sickens me to watch it
2 (odiar) to hate; loathe
siempre ha repugnado el engaño he's always hated deceit
3 (Filosofía) (contradecir) to contradict
intransitive verb
1 [+ser repugnante] to be disgusting; be revolting
pronominal verb
repugnarse (Filosofía) (ser opuestos) to conflict; be in opposition; (contradecirse) to contradict each other
las dos teorías se repugnan the two theories contradict each other
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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