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Principal Translations
maldecir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (desear el mal) (invoke supernatural)curse vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put a curse on, put a spell on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (express desire for harm)wish harm to, wish evil to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La bruja maldijo a la muchachita con un maleficio.
 The witch cursed the little girl with an evil spell.
 
Additional Translations
maldecir viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (insultar) (express anger)insult, revile, abuse, curse vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Se enojó con él y lo maldijo de arriba abajo.
 He was angry with him, and insulted him roundly.
maldecir viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (soltar juramentos) (use profane language)swear, curse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (US, informal)cuss viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (US, informal)use cusswords, use swearwords vtr + n
 Se dio un martillazo en el dedo y comenzó a maldecir.
 He hit his finger with a hammer and began to swear (or: curse).
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Compound Forms:
maldecir a vtr + prep (echar maldición a)curse vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  swear at vtr + prep
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