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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "carrear."
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to transport)
a. to carry
El bibliotecario acarreaba una pila de libros.The librarian was carrying a pile of books.
b. to cart
Acarreamos la mesa hasta la habitación de al lado.We carted the table into the next room.
c. to lug
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Tuve que ir a pie a la estación, acarreando la mochila.I had to walk to the station, lugging my backpack.
2. (to move using a vehicle)
a. to transport
Alquilamos una furgoneta para acarrear las cajasWe rented a van to transport the boxes.
b. to carry
El camión robado acarreaba botellas de whisky.The stolen truck was carrying bottles of whisky.
c. to truck
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las tejas se acarreaban hacia al norte.The tiles were being trucked north.
d. to haul
Acarreábamos un remolque cuando ocurrió el accidente.We were hauling a trailer when the accident happened.
3. (to cause)
a. to give rise to
La obesidad acarrea problemas tanto médicos como psicológicos.Obesity gives rise to both medical and psychological problems.
b. to lead to
Su mala gestión acarreó unos niveles de hiperinflación sin precedentes.His mismanagement led to unprecedented levels of hyperinflation.
c. to result in
La crisis económica acarreó importantes pérdidas económicas para el sector.The economic crisis resulted in major losses for the sector.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to stand; used with "con")
a. to bear
Este economista cree que los bancos deberían acarrear con los costos de la crisis económica.This economist believes that banks should bear the cost of the economic crisis.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (transportar)
a. to carry
2. (carbón)
a. to haul
3. (ocasionar)
a. to give rise to
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transitive verb
1 (transportar) to transport; carry; (arrastrar) to cart
2 (causar) to cause; bring in its train o wake
le acarreó muchos disgustos it caused o brought him lots of problems; acarreó la caída del gobierno it led to the fall of the government
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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