tergiversar

tergiversar(
tehr
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hee
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behr
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to distort
Mi oponente puede tratar de tergiversar lo que dije, pero los votantes saben lo que quise decir.My opponent can try to distort what I said, but the voters know what I meant.
Raquel dijo que el informe del incidente había tergiversado sus palabras.Raquel claimed that the incident report had distorted her words.
b. to twist
Julio tergiversó lo ocurrido y omitió que fue él quien me insultó.Julio twisted what happened and failed to say that it was him who insulted me.
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tergiversar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to distort, to twist
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
tergiversar
transitive verb
to distort; twist (the sense of)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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