torture

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torture(
tor
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chuhr
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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 inflict pain on)
a. torturar
The teenager went to jail for torturing cats and dogs.El adolescente fue a la cárcel por torturar gatos y perros.
2. (to torment)
a. atormentar
The murderer told the judge that his crimes torture him every day.El asesino contó al juez que sus crímenes lo atormentan todos los días.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (act of torturing)
a. la tortura
(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).
(F)
The prisoners of war underwent systematic and inhumane torture.Los prisioneros de guerra sufrieron una tortura sistemática y inhumana.
4. (cause of suffering)
a. la tortura
(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).
(F)
Seeing my sick son suffer is torture.Ver a mi hijo enfermo sufriendo es una tortura.
b. el tormento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Getting stuck in traffic during rush hour is torture.Atascarse en el tráfico durante la hora pico es un tormento.
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torture
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la tortura
(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).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
it was sheer torture!¡fue una auténtica tortura!, ¡fue un tormento!
torture chambercámara de torturas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. torturar
4. (fig)
a. atormentar
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torture [ˈtɔːtʃəʳ]
noun
1 tortura (f)
to put sb to (the) torture torturar a algn
2 tormento (m)
it was sheer torture! ¡era una verdadera tortura!
transitive verb
1 torturar
2 (torment) atormentar
to be tortured by doubts ser atormentado por las dudas
modifier
torture chamber (n) cámara (f) de tortura
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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