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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be disloyal)
a. to betray
El caballero fue ejecutado por traicionar al rey.The knight was executed for betraying the king.
2. (to reveal)
a. to betray
Simulé estar en calma cuando me dijo que estaba embarazada, pero mi cara me traicionó.I tried to look calm when she said she was pregnant, but my expression betrayed me.
b. to give away
Dijo que se encontraba bien, pero su tono de voz la traicionó.She said she was fine, but her tone gave her away.
3. (to mistake)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Esto me parece el billete de lotería ganador o ¿me traicionan los ojos?Do my eyes deceive me, or am I holding the winning lottery ticket?
Si no me traiciona la memoria, aquí es el lugar donde enterré el tesoro.If memory serves me right, here is the place where I buried the treasure.
4. (to trick)
a. to deceive
A Luis lo traicionó su ego y creyó que era el mejor jugador del equipo.Luis' ego deceived him into believing he was the best player in the team.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (amigo, ideal, país)
a. to betray
2. (ser descubierto por)
a. to give away
su acento lo traicionóhis accent gave him away
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transitive verb
to betray
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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