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Principal Translations
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asfixiar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (privar de aire)choke, strangle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  suffocate, stifle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (medicine)asphyxiate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Le rodeó el cuello con las manos y la asfixió.
 He put his hands around her neck and choked (or: strangled) her.
asfixiar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (dificultar hasta la extinción) (informal, figurative)strangle, sink vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (informal)cause [sth] to sink, send [sth] under v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La falta de liquidez asfixió la empresa.
 The lack of liquidity strangled (or: sank) the company.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
asfixiarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (ahogarse)become suffocated v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ayer fue el entierro de las personas que se asfixiaron en el incendio.
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