acosar

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Etymology[edit]

From the obsolete coso (road, way), or less likely a Vulgar Latin *accursāre, from Latin cursus. Compare Portuguese acossar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /akoˈsaɾ/, [a.koˈsaɾ]

Verb[edit]

acosar (first-person singular present acoso, first-person singular preterite acosé, past participle acosado)

  1. (transitive) to pursue, harass
    Synonym: perseguir
    • 2021 February 3, Elena Reina, “El infierno de Mariana: seis meses de abuso sexual que nadie escuchó”, in El País[1]:
      Y en ese rincón abandonado del México pobre, un compañero comenzó a acosarla.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (transitive) to bully
    Synonyms: hacer bullying, intimidar, tiranizar, vejar
  3. (transitive) to beset, beleaguer

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