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espantar

Translation of espantar in English:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 [colloquial] (asustar)es tan feo que espanta
    he's absolutely hideous [colloquial]
  • 2 (Bolivia) (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial] (fantasma)dicen que en esa casa espantan
    they say that house is haunted

also: espantarse pronominal verb

  • 2 [colloquial] (uso hiberbólico)
    to be horrified
    to be appalled
    se va a espantar cuando lo sepa
    she'll be horrified or 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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