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tentar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (incitar)tempt vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Antes no podía ver un trozo de pastel porque me lo comía; ahora ya ni eso me puede tentar.
  I was tempted to stray from my diet when I saw the big piece of chocolate cake.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
tentar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (tauromaquia) (bullfighting)try the mettle of, test the mettle of, test the bravery of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (test)prove vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (loosely)goad vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
Note: Probar a los becerros para ver si son bravos y buenos para torear.
 La semana que viene tentaremos a los becerros a ver cuáles son aptos para la lidia.
 Next week we'll try the mettle of the calves to see which ones are suitable for bullfighting.
tentar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (usar el tacto para conocer)feel vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  feel one´s way viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 El joven ciego tentaba el suelo con el bastón para no tropezar.
 The blind boy felt the floor with his cane to keep from tripping.
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Compound Forms:
tentar a la suerte tempt fate
tentar la suerte vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (probar fortuna)try your luck v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Decidió tentar la suerte y compró un billete de lotería.
 He decided to try his luck and he bought a lottery ticket.
tentar la suerte vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (correr un riesgo)tempt fate v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)tempt providence v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Tentó la suerte al cruzar la calle con el semáforo en rojo.
 He tempted fate by crossing against a red light.
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