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retar

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retar(
rreh
-
tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dare)
a. to challenge
Me retó a una partida de ajedrez.She challenged me to a game of chess.
2. (to scold) (Southern Cone)
a. to tell off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Su hermana le retó cuando la criticó por el vestido que llevaba.His sister told him off when he criticized her for the dress she was wearing.
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retar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to challenge
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retar
transitive verb
1 (desafiar) to challenge
2 (Arg) (regañar) to tell off; tick off (familiar)
3 (S. Cone) (insultar) to insult; abuse
retar a algn algo to throw sth in sb's face
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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