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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 not allow)
a. prohibir
Sally's father forbade her from dating Jeremy.El papá de Sally le prohibió salir con Jeremy.
2. (to prevent)
a. impedir
Ryan's still in love with Lana, but his pride forbids him from calling her.Ryan sigue enamorado de Lana, pero su orgullo le impide llamarla.
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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. prohibir
to forbid somebody to do somethingprohibir a alguien que haga algo
God forbid!¡Dios no lo quiera!
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forbid [fəˈbɪd] forbad(e) (past)forbidden (participle:past)
transitive verb
1 (not allow) prohibir
such actions are forbidden by international law el derecho internacional prohíbe este tipo de acciones
they believe that transfusions are forbidden by the Bible he forbade the import of tobacco to forbid sb sth
to forbid sb alcohol prohibir el alcohol a algn
to forbid sb to do sth forbid sb from doing sth prohibir a algn hacer algo; prohibir a algn que haga algo
I forbade her to see him le prohibí verlo or que lo viera
he was forbidden to see from seeing the film I forbid you to go there again
I forbid you to go te prohíbo que vayas; she was forbidden to leave or from leaving the country se le prohibió salir del país; le estaba prohibido salir del país
Jockeys are forbidden to bet on the outcome of races
I forbid you to! ¡te lo prohíbo!
2 (prevent) impedir
his pride forbids him from asking for help his pride forbids his asking for help su orgullo le impide pedir ayuda
custom forbids any modernization la tradición impide or hace imposible cualquier modernización; God or Heaven forbid! ¡Dios nos libre!; ¡Dios no lo quiera!; God or Heaven forbid (that) I should do anything illegal Dios me libre de hacer nada ilegal
God Heaven forbid that this might be true!
God or Heaven forbid that he should come here! ¡quiera Dios or Dios quiera que no venga por aquí!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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