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Principal Translations
asustar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (a alguien: sobresaltar)scare, frighten vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  startle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Los truenos siempre asustan a mi perrita.
 Thunder always scares my dog.
asustar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (a alguien: causar temor)scare, frighten vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Los índices de paro asustan a todo el mundo.
  His erratic behaviour was starting to scare (or: frighten) me.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
asustarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (atemorizarse)get frightened, get scared vi + adj
  be frightened, be scared v aux + adj
   (formal)take fright vi + n
 Me asusté cuando vi que le sangraba la nariz.
 I got frightened (or: got scared) when I saw her nose was bleeding.
 
Additional Translations
asustar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (verter agua fría)freshen with cold water v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Hay que asustar los garbanzos cuando empiezan a hervir; si no, se quedan duros.
 You have to freshen the chickpeas with cold water when they begin to boil; if you don't, they'll stay hard.
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Compound Forms:
asustar a scare
asustar al miedo overcome your fears
   (literally)scare off your fears
asustar con scare with
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