atormentar


atormentar
v.
1 to torture.
2 to torment, to torture, to beset, to gnaw.
3 to terrorize.
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atormentar
verbo transitivo
1 (torturar) to torture
2 figurado (causar disgusto) to torment, harass
verbo pronominal atormentarse
1 (sufrir) to torment oneself
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verb
1) to torture
2) torment
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1. VT
1) (Mil etc) to torture
2) (=causar aflicción) to torment; (=acosar) to plague, harass; (=tentar) to tantalize
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) persona (físicamente) to torture; (mentalmente) to torment
b) dolor/celos

este dolor me está atormentando — this pain is driving me crazy

atormentado por los celos/el remordimiento — tormented by jealousy/guilt

2.
atormentarse v pron (refl) to torment oneself
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= put + Nombre + on the rack, torment, gnaw (at), tantalise [tantalize, -USA], torture, bedevil.
Ex. The article 'Putting publishers on the rack' discusses the implications for publishers of supermarkets' greater interest in books.
Ex. Modern scholars are tormented by the abundance of electronically transmittable information available.
Ex. The rugby league is increasingly beset by a financial reward system that gnaws at its prime resource -- the players.
Ex. He may have wished to tease and tantalize his readers by insoluble problems.
Ex. They tortured her into revealing her Pin number and safe code before cutting her up and disposing of her in bin liners.
Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
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* conciencia + atormentar = conscience + smite, conscience + trouble.
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) persona (físicamente) to torture; (mentalmente) to torment
b) dolor/celos

este dolor me está atormentando — this pain is driving me crazy

atormentado por los celos/el remordimiento — tormented by jealousy/guilt

2.
atormentarse v pron (refl) to torment oneself
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= put + Nombre + on the rack, torment, gnaw (at), tantalise [tantalize, -USA], torture, bedevil.

Ex: The article 'Putting publishers on the rack' discusses the implications for publishers of supermarkets' greater interest in books.

Ex: Modern scholars are tormented by the abundance of electronically transmittable information available.
Ex: The rugby league is increasingly beset by a financial reward system that gnaws at its prime resource -- the players.
Ex: He may have wished to tease and tantalize his readers by insoluble problems.
Ex: They tortured her into revealing her Pin number and safe code before cutting her up and disposing of her in bin liners.
Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
* conciencia + atormentar = conscience + smite, conscience + trouble.

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atormentar [A1 ]
vt
1 «persona» (físicamente) to torture; (mentalmente) to torment
2
«dolor/celos»: este dolor de muelas me está atormentando this toothache is driving me crazy
atormentado por los celos tormented by jealousy
me atormentaba el remordimiento I was racked with o tormented by guilt
atormentarse
v pron
(refl) to torment oneself
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atormentar (conjugate atormentar) verbo transitivo [persona] (físicamente) to torture;
(mentalmente) to torment
atormentarse verbo pronominal (refl) to torment oneself
atormentar verbo transitivo to torment
'atormentar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
martillear
- martirizar
- mortificar
English:
haunt
- rack
- tantalize
- torment
- torture
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atormentar
vt
1. [torturar] to torture
2. [sujeto: sentimiento, dolor] to torment;
ese dolor de cabeza la está atormentando she's in agony with that headache;
la atormenta la culpa she is plagued o tormented by guilt
See also the pronominal verb atormentarse
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atormentar
v/t torment
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atormentar vt
: to torment, to torture
See also the reflexive verb atormentarse
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atormentar vb to torment

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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