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  • 1 acosar

    v.
    1 to pursue relentlessly.
    2 to harass.
    3 to besiege, to irritate, to nag, to accost.
    El policía persigue a Ricardo The policeman persecutes=harasses Richard.
    * * *
    1 to pursue, chase
    \
    acosar a preguntas to bombard with questions
    * * *
    verb
    to harass, hound
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=atosigar) to hound, harass

    ser acosado sexualmente — to suffer (from) sexual harassment, be sexually harassed

    2) (=perseguir) to pursue relentlessly; [+ animal] to urge on
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to hound

    me acosaron con preguntasthey plagued o bombarded me with questions

    b) < presa> to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *
    = plague, press upon, bait, besiege, harass, bully, dog, persecute, hound, nag (at), pelt, pressurise [pressurize, -USA], importune, pester, nobble, stalk, bedevil, bear down on, harry.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. For example, the latter are unlikely to engage themselves in conservation issues as these now press upon the professional consciousness of librarians.
    Ex. I guess Ms Lipow should be admired for coming into the lion's den and baiting it, but I find some of her arguments facile and superficial.
    Ex. Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    Ex. I have reason to believe that my boss, the head of reference, has been sexually harassing me.
    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.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex. Why does the ALA ignore, deny or cover up the actions of the only government in the world which persecutes people for the alleged crime of opening uncensored libraries?.
    Ex. Jefferson, like Clinton, was hounded by reports of adultery and cowardice in wartime.
    Ex. This a book that I had admired but that had nagged at me for years.
    Ex. Every day, Internet users are pelted with spam, hoaxes, urban legends, and scams - in other words, untrustworthy data.
    Ex. Shearer also made an arse of himself by perpetuating the myth of the noble English sportsman who never dives or pressurises referees.
    Ex. He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex. And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex. He was the best striker I ever saw, certainly before the injuries that nobbled him twice.
    Ex. So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. And here was the war, implacably bearing down on us.
    Ex. They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
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    * acosar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to hound

    me acosaron con preguntasthey plagued o bombarded me with questions

    b) < presa> to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *
    = plague, press upon, bait, besiege, harass, bully, dog, persecute, hound, nag (at), pelt, pressurise [pressurize, -USA], importune, pester, nobble, stalk, bedevil, bear down on, harry.

    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.

    Ex: For example, the latter are unlikely to engage themselves in conservation issues as these now press upon the professional consciousness of librarians.
    Ex: I guess Ms Lipow should be admired for coming into the lion's den and baiting it, but I find some of her arguments facile and superficial.
    Ex: Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    Ex: I have reason to believe that my boss, the head of reference, has been sexually harassing me.
    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.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex: Why does the ALA ignore, deny or cover up the actions of the only government in the world which persecutes people for the alleged crime of opening uncensored libraries?.
    Ex: Jefferson, like Clinton, was hounded by reports of adultery and cowardice in wartime.
    Ex: This a book that I had admired but that had nagged at me for years.
    Ex: Every day, Internet users are pelted with spam, hoaxes, urban legends, and scams - in other words, untrustworthy data.
    Ex: Shearer also made an arse of himself by perpetuating the myth of the noble English sportsman who never dives or pressurises referees.
    Ex: He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex: And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex: He was the best striker I ever saw, certainly before the injuries that nobbled him twice.
    Ex: So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: And here was the war, implacably bearing down on us.
    Ex: They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
    * acosar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.

    * * *
    acosar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹persona› to hound
    lo acosan sus acreedores his creditors are hounding him o are after him
    un compañero que la acosaba sexualmente a colleague who was sexually harassing her
    se ven acosados por el hambre y las enfermedades they are beset by hunger and disease
    me acosaron con preguntas sobre su paradero they plagued o bombarded me with questions regarding his whereabouts
    2 ‹presa› to hound, pursue relentlessly
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    acosar ( conjugate acosar) verbo transitivo
    a) persona to hound;

    ( sexualmente) to harass;
    me acosaron con preguntas they plagued o bombarded me with questions


    acosar verbo transitivo
    1 to harass
    2 fig (asediar) to pester: la oposición acosó al Presidente del Gobierno con sus preguntas, the opposition pestered the Prime Minister with questions
    ' acosar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrinconar
    - asediar
    - hostigar
    English:
    assault
    - beset
    - harass
    - hound
    - mob
    - molest
    - persecute
    - plague
    - ply
    - stalk
    - bait
    - goad
    - harry
    - worry
    * * *
    acosar, Méx acosijar vt
    1. [perseguir] to pursue relentlessly
    2. [hostigar] to harass;
    lo acosaron a o [m5] con preguntas they fired questions at him;
    fue acosada sexualmente en el trabajo she was sexually harassed at work
    * * *
    v/t hound, pursue;
    me acosaron a preguntas they bombarded me with questions
    * * *
    acosar vt
    perseguir: to pursue, to hound, to harass

    Spanish-English dictionary > acosar

  • 2 tregua

    f.
    truce.
    no dar tregua to give no respite
    * * *
    1 truce
    2 figurado respite, rest
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mil) truce
    2) (=descanso) lull, respite

    dar treguas[dolor] to come and go, let up from time to time; [asunto] not to be urgent

    * * *
    a) (Mil) truce

    no dar tregua: el dolor no le daba tregua the pain didn't let up for a moment; los niños no le dan tregua — she doesn't get a moment's rest with the children

    * * *
    = cease-fire, truce, armistice, lull.
    Ex. The Abuja Agreements ultimately were successful in effecting a cease-fire, in disarming 70% of the fighters, and in holding elections in Liberia in May of 1997.
    Ex. Other factors contributing to the truce involved changes in their warmongering attitudes.
    Ex. The collection consists of an accumulation of 12,000 World War 1 era picture postcards, the majority of which were purchased soon after the armistice.
    Ex. The author observes that there was no lull in the construction of Scottish castellated architecture between 1480 and 1560.
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    * persiguiendo sin tregua = in hot pursuit of.
    * sin tregua = unrelenting, unremitting, unabated, without a break, without (a) rest, unrelentingly.
    * * *
    a) (Mil) truce

    no dar tregua: el dolor no le daba tregua the pain didn't let up for a moment; los niños no le dan tregua — she doesn't get a moment's rest with the children

    * * *
    = cease-fire, truce, armistice, lull.

    Ex: The Abuja Agreements ultimately were successful in effecting a cease-fire, in disarming 70% of the fighters, and in holding elections in Liberia in May of 1997.

    Ex: Other factors contributing to the truce involved changes in their warmongering attitudes.
    Ex: The collection consists of an accumulation of 12,000 World War 1 era picture postcards, the majority of which were purchased soon after the armistice.
    Ex: The author observes that there was no lull in the construction of Scottish castellated architecture between 1480 and 1560.
    * persiguiendo sin tregua = in hot pursuit of.
    * sin tregua = unrelenting, unremitting, unabated, without a break, without (a) rest, unrelentingly.

    * * *
    1 ( Mil) truce
    acordar una tregua to agree to a truce
    2
    (interrupción): sin tregua relentlessly
    lo acosaron sin tregua they pursued him relentlessly
    las olas batían el acantilado sin tregua the waves crashed relentlessly o continuously against the cliff
    no dar tregua: la gastritis no le daba tregua his gastritis didn't let up for a moment o gave him no respite
    los niños no le dan tregua she doesn't get a moment's rest o peace with those children
    * * *

     

    tregua sustantivo femenino
    a) (Mil) truce;




    tregua sustantivo femenino
    1 Pol Mil truce
    2 fig (respiro, descanso) rest, break: dame una tregua, give me a respite
    sin tregua, without a break
    ' tregua' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuartel
    - romperse
    - fugaz
    - pactar
    English:
    lull
    - truce
    * * *
    tregua nf
    1. [en guerra] truce, ceasefire
    2. [descanso, respiro] respite;
    no dar tregua to give no respite;
    no daban tregua a la presa they gave their prey no respite;
    sin tregua relentlessly;
    trabajar sin tregua to work tirelessly o non-stop
    * * *
    f truce, ceasefire;
    sin tregua relentlessly;
    no dar tregua give no respite
    * * *
    tregua nf
    1) : truce
    2) : lull, respite
    3)
    sin tregua : relentless, unrelenting
    * * *
    tregua n truce

    Spanish-English dictionary > tregua

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