urge
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urge(
uhrj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (impulse)
a. el impulso
(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).
He was thinking of changing jobs, but after a year he'd lost the urge.Estaba pensando en cambiar de trabajo, pero después de un año se le pasó el impulso.
b. el deseo
(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).
I resisted the urge to slap him after he stood me up for the second time.Resistí al deseo de darle una cachetada después de que me me dejó plantada por la segunda vez.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to exhort)
a. instar
We are urging the government to free the two journalists.Instamos al gobierno para que liberen a los dos periodistas.
b. rogar
I would urge you to think very carefully before doing anything.Yo te rogaría pensarlo muy bien antes de actuar.
c. pedir con insistencia
She urged me to keep the spare keys in a safe place.Me pidió con insistencia que guardara las llaves de repuesto en un lugar seguro.
3. (to recommend)
a. aconsejar
I would urge caution in these dangerous times.Yo aconsejaría que se obre con cautela en estos tiempos peligrosos.
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urge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el impulso m, deseo irresistible
(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).
to have or feel an urge to do somethingsentir la necesidad de hacer algo
sexual urgesimpulsos sexuales
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (encourage)
a.
to urge somebody to do somethinginstar a alguien a hacer algo
3. (recommend)
a. rogar, pedir encarecidamente
4. (goad, incite)
a.
he urged his men into battleincitó a sus hombres a entrar en batalla
to urge a horse forwardespolear a un caballo
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urge [ɜːdʒ]
noun
impulso (m); (sexual etc) deseo (m)
the urge to write el deseo apremiante de escribir; la ambición de hacerse escritor; to feel an urge to do sth sentir fuertes deseos or ganas de hacer algo
to get have the urge (to do sth)
to get or have the urge (to do sth): when you get or have the urge to eat something exotic ... cuando te entren ganas de comer algo exótico; he had the sudden urge to take all his clothes off de repente le entraron ganas de desnudarse
transitive verb
1 (try to persuade) animar; alentar
to urge sb to do sth animar or instar a algn a hacer algo; to urge that sth should be done recomendar encarecidamente que se haga algo
2 (advocate) recomendar; abogar por
to urge sth on or upon sb insistir en algo con algn; to urge a policy on the government hacer presión en el gobierno para que adopte una política
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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