transitive verb
1. (to trek across) 
Recorrí el país durante cinco años a pie.I traveled around the country for five years on foot.
Recorreré las tres montañas en una semana.I will traverse the three mountains in one week.
2. (to travel) 
a. to cover 
Tenemos que despertarnos muy temprano que hay mucha distancia a recorrer.We have to wake up early tomorrow since there's a lot of distance to cover.
b. to do 
No recorreremos todo el Camino, solo hasta la mitad.We won't do the whole Camino, just to the halfway point.
3. (to inspect) 
Recorrí el restaurante con la mirada, pero no te vi en el rincón.I looked around the restaurant but I didn't see you in the corner.
pronominal verb
4. (to trek across) 
Me voy a recorrer Europa este verano. ¿Quieres venir?I'm going to travel around Europe this summer. Do you want to come?
5. (to travel) 
a. to cover 
Podemos recorrer los cinco km en media hora en moto.We can cover five km in half an hour by bike.
b. to do 
No debes recorrerte todo el trayecto por ti mismo.You shouldn't do the whole route by yourself.
transitive verb
1. (atravesar; lugar, país) 
a. to travel through o across, to cross 
2. (ciudad) 
a. to go round 
recorrieron la sabana en un camiónthey drove round the savannah in a truck
recorrió la región a piehe walked round the region
3. (distancia) 
a. to cover 
4. (con la mirada) 
a. to look over 
lo recorrió de arriba a abajo con la miradashe looked him up and down
transitive verb
1 [+ciudad, país] to travel around
recorrimos Francia en moto we travelled around France on a motorbike
en 10 días los Gutiérrez han recorrido media Europa
recorrer una ciudad a pie to walk round a city; do a city on foot
2 [+trayecto] to cover; do
ese día recorrimos 100 kilómetros we covered o did 100 kilometres that day; aún nos quedan diez kilómetros por recorrer we still have ten kilometres to go
3 (inspeccionar) to go round
he recorrido todas las librerías buscando esa novela I've been round all the bookshops looking for that novel
4 (Tipografía) [+letras] to take over
5 (leer por encima)
recorrer un escrito to run one's eye over o look through a document
6 (reparar) to repair; mend
Phrases with "recorrer"
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recorrer la ciudad
to travel around the city
recorrer palmo a palmo
to travel the length and breadth of
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