torturar

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torturar(
tohr
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too
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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 physical pain)
a. to torture
El pobre hombre dijo que la policía lo torturó para que confiese un crimen que no cometió.The poor man said the police tortured him to make him confess a crime he didn't commit.
2. (to inflict psychological pain)
a. to torment
Mi exesposo me torturaba con amenazas.My ex-husband tormented me with threats.
b. to torture
Nicolás me tortura con decirle a mi novia que la engañé.Nicolas tortures me by saying he'll tell my girlfriend that I cheated on her.
torturarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to torment oneself)
a. to torture oneself
Martina se tortura porque no la aceptaron en la universidad.Martina is torturing herself because she wasn't accepted to college.
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torturar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to torture
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to torture oneself
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torturar
transitive verb
to torture
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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