retobar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put a leather cover on)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. to cover in leather
El mango de la fusta está retobado.The handle of the riding crop is covered in leather.
2. (to retort)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to answer back
¡No me retobes! ¿Entendido?Don't answer me back! Understood?
retobarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to disobey)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. to rebel
La niñera les dijo a los chicos que se cepillaran los dientes, pero ellos se retobaron y dijeron que no lo harían.The sitter told the kids to brush their teeth, but they rebelled and said they wouldn't.
4. (horseback riding)
a. to balk
El caballo se retobó al llegar a la primera valla.The horse balked at the first hurdle.
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retobar
transitive verb
1 (And) (S. Cone) (forrar) to line with leather; line with sacking; line with oilcloth; (cubrir) to cover with leather
2 (And) [+pieles] to tan
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
retobarse (Latinoamérica) (obstinarse) to be stubborn; dig one's heels in; (quejarse) to grumble; protest
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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