acogotar

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Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ cogote +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /akoɡoˈtaɾ/, [akoɣoˈt̪aɾ]

Verb[edit]

acogotar (first-person singular present acogoto, first-person singular preterite acogoté, past participle acogotado)

  1. to kill, injure, or knock down with a blow to the back of the neck
  2. to harass, to put through an ordeal, to run ragged
    • 2015 September 27, ““Hay que impulsar sectores que releven a la minería y la energía””, in El País[1]:
      Mauricio Cárdenas (Bogotá, 1962) se muestra relajado pese a las turbulencias que acogotan a Colombia en lo económico y en lo político.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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