oppress
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oppress(
uh
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prehs
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to treat cruelly)
a. oprimir
The dictator was guilty of war crimes and oppressing the people under his rule.El dictador era culpable de crímenes de guerra y oprimir a la gente bajo su yugo.
2. (to overwhelm)
a. agobiar
Seeing the plight of the poor people in his neighborhood oppressed him as he walked through the streets.Ver el apuro de los pobres en su barrio lo agobiaba mientras caminaba por las calles.
b. oprimir
Their numerous bills and overwhelming debt oppressed them.Sus numerosas cuentas y deudas agobiantes los oprimían.
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oppress
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (treat cruelly)
a. oprimir
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
oppress [əˈpres]
transitive verb
1 (Mil) (Pol) etc oprimir
the oppressed los oprimidos
2 [+heat, anxiety etc] agobiar
oppressed with worry angustiadoaangustiada;a angustiada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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