Translation of espantar in English:

espantar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

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

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (espantarse)

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

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