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v. trans·gressed, trans·gress·ing, trans·gress·es
1. To go beyond or over (a limit or boundary); exceed or overstep: "to make sure that her characters didn't transgress the parameters of ordinariness" (Ron Rosenbaum).
2. To act in violation of (the law, for example).
1. To commit an offense by violating a law, principle, or duty.
2. To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.
[Middle English transgressen, from Old French transgresser, from Latin trānsgredī, trānsgress-, to step across : trāns-, trans- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Law) to break (a law, rule, etc)
2. to go beyond or overstep (a limit)
[C16: from Latin transgredī, from trans- + gradī to step]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.v.t.
2. to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.): to transgress the bounds of prudence.
3. to go beyond the limits imposed by (a law, command, etc.); violate; infringe.
[1520–30; < Latin trānsgressus, past participle of trānsgredī to step across =trāns- trans- + -gredī, comb. form of gradī to step]
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Past participle: transgressed
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|Verb||1.||transgress - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"|
disrespect - show a lack of respect for
blunder, drop the ball, goof, sin - commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview"
contravene, infringe, run afoul, conflict - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
trespass - break the law
|2.||transgress - spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"|
|3.||transgress - commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law|
fall - yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
|4.||transgress - pass beyond (limits or boundaries)|
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1. misbehave, sin, offend, break the law, err, lapse, fall from grace, go astray, be out of order, do or go wrong If a politician transgresses, it is his own fault.
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1. (= go beyond) → traspasar
3. (= sin against) → pecar contra
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
transgress[trænzˈgrɛs] vt [+ norms, rules] → transgresser
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
1. vi (sin) → peccare
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