ahuecar

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ahuecar(
ah
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weh
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kahr
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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 scoop out)
a. to hollow out
Todos los años, ahuecamos una calabaza para Halloween y ponemos una vela dentro.We hollow out a pumpkin and put a candle inside for Halloween every year.
2. (to give volume to)
a. to fluff
La enfermera ahuecó las almohadas para que el paciente para que estuviera más cómodo.The nurse fluffed the pillows for the patient so that he would be more comfortable.
b. to plump up
Antes de dormir me gusta ahuecar las almohadas.I like to plump up the pillows before going to sleep.
3. (to form into a cup)
a. to cup
Ahuequé las manos y las llené de agua para lavarme la cara.I cupped my hands and filled them with water to wash my face.
4. (to turn over)
a. to loosen
El granjero ahueca la tierra con una azada.The farmer is loosening the soil with a hoe.
b. to soften
Antes de sembrar, el jardinero ahuecó el suelo del huerto.Before sowing, the gardener softened the soil of the garden.
5. (to make lower)
a. to deepen
Cuando mi padre se enfada, ahueca la voz para imponer más.When my father gets angry, he deepens his voice to be more imposing.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to leave)
a. to beat it
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ahuequen, que viene la policía.Beat it! The cops are coming.
ahuecarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (to brag)
a. to show off
El actor se ahuecó cuando asistió a su primera entrega de premios.The actor showed off when he attended his first awards ceremony.
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ahuecar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (poner hueco; manos)
a. to cup
2. (tronco)
a. to hollow out
3. (mullir; colchón)
a. to plump up
4. (tierra)
a. to hoe
5. (colloquial)
a.
ahuecar el alato clear off
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (colloquial)
a. to clear off
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (persona)
a. to puff up
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ahuecar
transitive verb
1 (excavar) to hollow; hollow out
ahuecar la mano to cup one's hand
2 (Agr) to loosen; soften; (Cos) to fluff out
3 [+voz] to deepen
4
ahuecar el ala to make o.s. scarce
intransitive verb
¡ahueca! beat it! (familiar)
pronominal verb
ahuecarse to show off
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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