alear

alear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to mix metals)
a. to alloy
El acero resulta de alear el hierro con el carbono.Steel is the result of alloying iron with carbon.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to move its wings)
a. to flap its wings
El enorme pájaro aleó repetidamente antes de alzar el vuelo.The huge bird flapped its wings repeatedly before taking flight.
b. to flutter
La gaviota aleaba intentando escapar de la red de pescar en la que su pata se había quedado enganchada.The seagull was fluttering about, trying to escape from the fishing net in which its leg had become entangled.
3. (to wave one's arms)
a. to move one's arms up and down
Cuando la madre dijo "pío, pío", el niño empezó a alear como si fuera un pájaro.When the mother said "cheep, cheep," the kid began to move his arms up and down as if he were a bird.
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alear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to alloy
alear
transitive verb
(Técnica) to alloy
alear
intransitive verb
1 [+ave] to flutter; flap; flap its wings; [+persona] to move one's arms up and down
2 (cobrar fuerzas) to improve
ir aleando to be improving
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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