soportar

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soportar(
soh
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pohr
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tahr
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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 tolerate)
a. to stand
Su marido la dejó porque no podía soportar sus mentiras.Her husband left her because he couldn't stand her lies.
b. to put up with
No voy a soportar esta situación mucho más.I'm not going to put up with this situation much longer.
2. (to endure)
a. to bear
El chico soportó el tratamiento doloroso con valor.The boy bore the painful treatment bravely.
3. (to hold up)
a. to support
Los montantes de la pared soportan la plataforma.The platform is being supported by the wall studs.
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soportar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sostener)
a. to support
2. (resistir, tolerar)
a. to stand
¡no lo soporto!I can't stand him/it!
no sé cómo soportas que te hablen asíI don't know how you put up with them talking to you like that
no soporta que le gritenhe can't bear being shouted at
3. (sobrellevar)
a. to endure, to bear
el niño soportó el castigo sin inmutarsethe child took his punishment bravely
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (mutuamente)
a. to stand one another
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soportar
transitive verb
1 (resistir) [+peso] to support; [+presión] to resist; withstand
cuatro pilares soportan la bóveda the vault is supported by four pillars; las vigas soportan el peso del techo the beams bear o carry the weight of the ceiling
2 (aguantar) [+dolor, contratiempo, clima] to bear; [+persona] to put up with
soportaba su enfermedad con resignación she bore her illness with resignation; soportó a su marido durante años she put up with her husband for years; soporta mal el dolor she cannot stand pain; no soporto a ese imbécil I can't stand that idiot; no soporta que la critiquen she can't stand being criticized
pronominal verb
soportarse
Ruth y Blanca no se soportan Ruth and Blanca can't stand each other
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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