sully

sully(
suh
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li
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to taint)
a. mancillar
How dare you sully my good name? You swine!¿Cómo te atreves a mancillar mi buen nombre? ¡Cerdo!
b. manchar
Kyle sullied his own reputation when he brazenly stole from the club account.Kyle manchó él solo su reputación al robar descaradamente de la cuenta del club.
2. (to soil)
a. manchar
You've sullied the cards with your greasy fingers!¡Has manchado las cartas con tus dedos grasientos!
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sully
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (literary)
a. manchar (reputation)
2. (fig)
a.
to sully one's hands (with something)mancharse las manos (con algo)
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sully [ˈsʌlɪ]
transitive verb
[+name, reputation] manchar; mancillar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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