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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to observe stealthily)
a. to stalk
Los leones acechan a su presa antes de atacar.Lions stalk their prey before attacking.
b. to watch
El ladrón acechó a la mujer por varias noches antes de entrar a robar.The thief watched the woman for several nights before breaking into her house.
c. to spy on
El detective acechó al hombre en cada uno de sus movimientos para comprobar si decía la verdad.The detective spied on the man's every move to check if he had told the truth.
2. (to await in expectation)
a. to lie in wait for
No estábamos preparados para hacer frente a los peligros que nos acechaban.We were not ready to confront the dangers that lay in wait for us.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to watch, to spy on
el cazador acechaba a su presathe hunter was stalking his prey
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transitive verb
(observar) to spy on; watch; (esperar) to lie in wait for; [+caza] to stalk; (amenazar) to threaten; beset
acechar la ocasión to wait one's chance
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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