embarrass
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embarrass(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to disconcert)
a. avergonzar
The poor quality of politicians that our country offers embarrasses me.Me avergüenza la pésima calidad de políticos que ofrece nuestro país.
b. apenar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The teacher embarrassed Rodrigo when she corrected his spelling in front of the class.La maestra le apenó a Rodrigo cuando corrigió su ortografía delante de la clase.
c. hacerle pasar vergüenza a
She embarrassed her daughter by dancing in front of her boyfriend.Le hizo pasar vergüenza a su hija al bailar delante de su novio.
d. poner en una situación embarazosa
The reporter embarrassed the mayor with her questions.La reportera puso al alcalde en una situación embarazosa con sus preguntas.
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embarrass
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. avergonzar, abochornar
b. apenar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to embarrass the governmentponer en apuros al Gobierno
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embarrass [ɪmˈbærəs]
transitive verb
hacer pasar vergüenza a; avergonzar; apenar; (LAm)
you seem to enjoy embarrassing me parece que disfrutas haciéndome pasar vergüenza or avergonzándome; I was embarrassed by the question la pregunta me avergonzó; la pregunta hizo sentirme violenta
he's always embarrassing me with his suggestive remarks
his decision could embarrass the government su decisión podría poner al gobierno en una situación embarazosa or comprometida
she said it (deliberately) to embarrass him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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