deprive

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deprive(
dih
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prayv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to take away; used with "of")
a. privar de
The new law deprives local farmers of access to the water they need to irrigate their crops.La nueva ley priva a los agricultores locales del acceso al agua que necesitan para regar sus cultivos.
2. (to deny; often used with "of")
a. privar de
Dan, that was an amazing dance. You need to go on tour. Don't deprive the world of your talent!Dan, ese baile estuvo increíble. Tienes que salir de gira. ¡No prives al mundo de tu talento!
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Children who are deprived of attention can suffer a lot.Los niños que no reciben suficiente atención pueden sufrir mucho.
The neighbor's music was so loud all night it deprived me of my sleep.La música del vecino estuvo tan fuerte toda la noche que no me dejó dormir.
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deprive
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to deprive somebody of somethingprivar a alguien de algo
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deprive [dɪˈpraɪv]
transitive verb
to deprive sb of sth privar a algn de algo; to deprive o.s. of sth privarse de algo; they had been deprived of their freedom les habían privado de su libertad; they were deprived of affection as children de niños no recibieron el suficiente afecto; he was deprived of sleep/food for seven days no le dejaron dormir/no le dieron de comer durante siete días
they have been deprived of their right to ...
the brain was deprived of oxygen el cerebro no recibía su aporte de oxígeno; "would you like some chocolate?" — "no thanks, I don't want to deprive you" —¿quieres chocolate? —no, gracias, para ti
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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