torment
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torment(
tawr
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mehnt
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tawr
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mehnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (agony)
a. 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).
Having to face her accused rapist in court was an almost insurmountable torment.Tener que enfrentarse a su violador acusado en la corte fue un tormento casi insuperable.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to make suffer)
a. atormentar
The sadistic dictator used to bring people to his palace and torment them for his entertainment.El dictador sádico solía llevar gente a su palacio y atormentarlos para su entretenimiento.
b. torturar
The police arrested someone for tormenting dogs.La policía detuvo a alguien por torturar perros.
3. (to pester)
a. fastidiar
Billy tormented his little sister by holding her doll just out of reach.Billy fastidiaba a su hermana menor poniendo su muñeca fuera de su alcance.
b. molestar
My neighbor's son likes to torment me by playing his trumpet badly until 1 am every day.Al hijo de mi vecino le gusta molestarme tocando su trompeta mal hasta la 1 am todos los días.
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torment
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. 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).
to be in tormentsufrir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (cause extreme suffering)
a. atormentar
3. (annoy)
a. hacer rabiar a
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torment
[ˈtɔːment]
noun
tormento (m)
the torments of jealousy los tormentos de los celos; to be in torment estar atormentado
[tɔːˈment]
transitive verb
(hurt) atormentar; torturar; (annoy) fastidiar; molestar; (torture) atormentar
she was tormented by doubts la atormentaban las dudas; we were tormented by thirst nos moríamos de sed; don't torment the cat no le des guerra al gato
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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