acobardar


acobardar
v.
1 to frighten, to scare.
2 to intimidate, to daunt, to scare.
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acobardar
verbo transitivo
1 to frighten, unnerve
verbo pronominal acobardarse
1 to become frightened, lose one's nerve, shrink back (ante, from)
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1.
VT (=intimidar) to intimidate, cow; (=atemorizar) to overawe, unnerve
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo <persona> to unnerve, intimidate
2.
acobardarse v pron to lose one's nerve

acobardarse ante algo — to be daunted by something

acobardarse ante el peligro — to lose one's nerve in the face of danger

no se acobarda ante nada — nothing daunts her

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= browbeat, bully.
Ex. Care must be exercised in seeing that these teaching aids do not become weapons to browbeat with.
Ex. The director returned to his paperwork, nothing in his heart but hot shame at having permitted himself to be bullied into submission by this disagreeable public official.
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* acobardarse = wuss out, wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), get + cold feet.
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1.
verbo transitivo <persona> to unnerve, intimidate
2.
acobardarse v pron to lose one's nerve

acobardarse ante algo — to be daunted by something

acobardarse ante el peligro — to lose one's nerve in the face of danger

no se acobarda ante nada — nothing daunts her

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= browbeat, bully.

Ex: Care must be exercised in seeing that these teaching aids do not become weapons to browbeat with.

Ex: The director returned to his paperwork, nothing in his heart but hot shame at having permitted himself to be bullied into submission by this disagreeable public official.
* acobardarse = wuss out, wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), get + cold feet.

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acobardar [A1 ]
vt
‹persona› to unnerve, intimidate
su presencia los acobardó they found his presence unnerving o intimidating
acobardarse
v pron
to get frightened o scared, lose one's nerve acobardarse ANTE algo ‹ante una dificultad/un obstáculo›
no hay que acobardarse ante el peligro we must not flinch in the face of danger
no se acobarda ante nada nothing daunts her, she isn't frightened o daunted by anything
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acobardar (conjugate acobardar) verbo transitivopersonato unnerve, intimidate
acobardarse verbo pronominal
to lose one's nerve;
acobardarse ante el peligro to lose one's nerve in the face of danger

acobardar verbo transitivo to frighten

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acobardar
vt
to frighten, to scare
See also the pronominal verb acobardarse
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acobardar
v/t intimidate
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acobardar vt
intimidar: to frighten, to intimidate
See also the reflexive verb acobardarse

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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