tachar
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tachar(
tah
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chahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to edit out)
a. to cross out
El editor tachó mis errores y me devolvió sus correcciones.The editor crossed out my mistakes and returned his edits to me.
2. (to tag; used with "de")
a. to brand
Sus compañeros lo tacharon de cobarde por pelearse con estudiantes más jóvenes.His classmates branded him a coward for fighting with younger students.
b. to accuse of
Tacharon al político de nazi por sus comentarios racistas.The politician was accused of being a Nazi for his racist comments.
c. to label
Los miembros del partido tacharon a Pérez de traidor y lo echaron.The party members labeled Perez as a traitor and kicked him out.
3. (legal)
a. to impeach
Tachó al testigo al probar que antes había mentido.He impeached the witness by proving he had lied before.
b. to challenge
El abogado defensor tachó al testigo y su credibilidad.The defense lawyer challenged the witness and his credibility.
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tachar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (lo escrito)
a. to cross out
2. (acusar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tachar a alguien de mentiroso/cobardeto accuse somebody of being a liar/coward
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tachar
transitive verb
1 (suprimir) to cross out; (corregir) to correct
tachar a algn de una lista to cross o take sb off a list
que se le pase el plazo de contestación y entonces se le tache de la lista de espera,
2
tachar a algn de to brand sb (as); lo tacharon de colaboracionista he was branded (as) a collaborator
tachó de catastrofistas a sus rivales el ministro, además, tachó de demagógicas las críticas de la oposición intentar engañar a la opinión pública conducta que tachó de irresponsable así que al intelectual bilingüe se le tache a veces de colaboracionista
tachar a algn de incapaz to brand sb (as) incompetent; tachó de inoportuna la invitación he described the invitation as untimely; me molesta que taches de tonterías lo que digo I don't like the way you dismiss what I say as nonsense
me tacharon de no tener principios
3 (Jur) [+testigo] to challenge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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