acostar

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acostar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put to sleep)
a. to put to bed
Acosté a los niños y luego me acosté yo.I put the children to bed and then went to bed myself.
2. (to set down)
a. to lay down
Acuesta a la paciente y levántale las piernas.Lay the patient down and raise her legs.
acostarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (to go to sleep)
a. to go to bed
Suelo acostarme a las 10, pero hoy llegué a medianoche.I usually go to bed at 10, but today I got home at midnight.
4. (to recline)
a. to lie down
Se acostó en la arena y se puso la camisa en la cabeza.She lay down in the sand and put her shirt over her head.
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acostar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (en la cama)
a. to put to bed
2. (nautical)
a. to bring alongside
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (irse a la cama)
a. to go to bed
4. (tumbarse)
a. to lie down
suele acostarse tardehe usually goes to bed late
5. (colloquial)
a.
acostarse con alguiento sleep with somebody
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acostar
transitive verb
1 (tender) to lay down
2 (en cama) to put to bed
3 (Náutica) to bring alongside
pronominal verb
acostarse
1 (tumbarse) to lie down; (ir a dormir) to go to bed; (Latinoamérica) (dar a luz) to give birth
nos acostamos tarde we went to bed late; Pilar se acostó con Juan Pilar went to bed o slept with Juan; ella se acuesta con cualquiera she sleeps around; es hora de acostarse it's bedtime
2 (inclinarse) to lean; bend
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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