A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to shackle)
a. esposar
I handcuffed him to a rail and then started to chase his accomplice.Le esposé a la vía y luego empecé a perseguir a su cómplice.
b. poner las esposas a
The officer handcuffed the thief with such force that he nearly broke his wrist.El policía le puso las esposas al ladrón con tanta fuerza que casi le rompió la muñeca.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (restraints)
a. las esposas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These handcuffs are very strong, so you won't be able to escape.Estas esposas son muy fuertes, así que no vas a poder escapar.
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transitive verb
1. esposar
plural noun
1. esposas (f pl)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
handcuffs [ˈhændkʌfs]
plural noun
esposas (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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