sobrecoger

sobrecoger(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to alarm)
a. to startle
La palidez del rostro de María sobrecogió al profesor y por eso llamó a sus padres.The paleness of Maria's face startled the teacher and so he called her parents.
b. to frighten
La leyenda de las apariciones nocturnas en el pueblo sobrecogió a los turistas.The legend of the town's night apparitions frightened the tourists.
c. to scare
Los expertos saben que la noticia de un virus en la ciudad sobrecogerá a la población.Experts know that the news of a virus in the city will scare the population.
sobrecogerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to be alarmed)
a. to be startled
Todos mis amigos se sobrecogieron al verme extremadamente delgada.All my friends were startled when they saw I was really skinny.
b. to be frightened
El público se sobrecogió cuando el toro embistió al torero.The audience was frightened when the bull charged at the bullfighter.
c. to get scared
No tenemos que ver la película de terror si te vas a sobrecoger.We don't have to watch the horror movie if you're going to get scared.
3. (to be overwhelmed)
a. to be overcome
Alice se sobrecogió de alegría al ver todas las muestras de cariño a su alrededor.Alice was overcome with joy to see all the displays of affection around her.
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sobrecoger
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to frighten, to startle
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to be frightened, to be startled
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sobrecoger
transitive verb
(sobresaltar) to startle; take by surprise; (asustar) to scare; frighten;
pronominal verb
sobrecogerse
1 (sobresaltarse) to be startled; start; (asustarse) to get scared; be frightened
2 (quedar impresionado) to be overawed;de by
sobrecogerse de emoción to be overcome with emotion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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