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suffocate

suffocate(
suh
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fuh
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keyt
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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 asfixiate)
a. asfixiar
A mother risks suffocating her infant by allowing it to sleep in the same bed as her.Una madre se arriesga a asfixiar a su bebé al dejarlo dormir en la cama con ella.
b. ahogar
My burly wife always rolls over during the night. One of these days she's going to suffocate me.Mi fornida esposa da muchas vueltas en la cama durante la noche. Un día de estos me va a ahogar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to die from asphyxia)
a. asfixiarse
The man became trapped in an air-tight chamber and eventually suffocated.El hombre quedó atrapado en una cámara hermética y finalmente se asfixió.
b. ahogarse
Darius ran out of oxygen when he was deep diving in the ocean, and he suffocated.A Darius se le acabó el oxígeno cuando buceaba a gran profundidad, y se ahogó.
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suffocate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. asfixiar
2. (fig)
a. sofocar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. asfixiarse
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suffocate [ˈsʌfəkeɪt]
transitive verb
asfixiar; ahogar
intransitive verb
asfixiarse; ahogarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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