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Translation of espantar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [familiar] (asustar) See examples: es tan feo que espanta
    he's absolutely hideous
    1.2 (Bolivia) (Colombia) (Venezuela) [familiar] (fantasma) dicen que en esa casa espantan
    they say that house is haunted

also: espantarse verbo pronominal

  • 2 [familiar] (uso hiberbólico)
    to be horrified o appalled
    se va a espantar cuando lo sepa
    she'll be horrified o appalled when she finds out
Example sentences
  • Hay que espantar el miedo, que tiene un costo atroz.
  • Ella se espantó y me dejó parado en medio de la pista.
  • La manera como viene espantando las inversiones privadas es terrible.

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