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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 discharge)
a. to unload
Tomó varias horas alijar la mercancía una vez que le buque llegó al puerto.I took a few hours to unload the merchandise once the ship got to port.
2. (to reduce weight)
a. to lighten
Los empacadores alijaron los contenedores antes de apilarlos.The packers lightened the containers before piling them up.
3. (to transfer illegal goods)
a. to land
Si te descubren alijando alcohol a la isla, te van a arrestar.If you're caught landing alcohol into the island, you'll get yourself arrested.
b. to smuggle ashore
Las autoridades descubrieron a algunos pescadores alijando drogas.The authorities caught some fishermen smuggling drugs ashore.
4. (to rub with sandpaper)
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
a. to sandpaper
El carpintero alijó la madera antes de armar el mueble.The carpenter sandpapered the wood before assembling the piece of furniture.
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transitive verb
(Técnica) to sandpaper
transitive verb
[+carga] to lighten; [+barco] to unload; [+contrabando] to land; smuggle ashore;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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