encumber

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encumber(
ehn
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kuhm
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buhr
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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 load)
a. cargar
I took the heaviest backpack, and encumbered my little sister with the other one to begin our trip.Me puse la mochila más pesada y cargué a mi hermanita con la otra para comenzar nuestro viaje.
2. (to overwhelm)
a. cargar
Try not to encumber them with obligations they cannot handle.Trata de no cargarlos de obligaciones que no puedan cumplir.
b. agobiar
The department encumbered the researcher with many administrative responsibilities.El departamento agobió a la investigadora con muchas responsabilidades administrativas.
3. (to hinder)
a. estorbar
Ms. Fishman was given her own laboratory so that no one would encumber her.Le dieron a la Sra. Fishman su propio laboratorio para que nadie le estorbara.
4. (to fill)
a. llenar
A crowd a photographers had encumbered the entrance to the courthouse.Una multitud de fotógrafos había llenado la entrada al palacio de justicia.
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encumber
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to be encumbered by or withestar or verse entorpecido(a) por
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encumber [ɪnˈkʌmbəʳ]
transitive verb
[+person, movement] estorbar; (with debts) cargar; [+place] llenar;with de
to be encumbered with tener que cargar con; [+debts] estar cargado de
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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