anclar

anclar(
ahn
-
klahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (nautical)
a. to anchor
El barco no ancló hasta que se aproximó a tierra.The ship did not anchor until she approached the land.
b. to drop anchor
La embarcación ancló en el puerto de Valencia anoche y no zarpará hasta mañana.The boat dropped anchor last night at the port of Valencia and will not set sail until tomorrow.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (nautical)
a. to anchor
Anclamos el barco en una pequeña bahía.We anchored the boat in a small bay.
3. (to secure)
a. to anchor
En el restaurante, anclaron las sillas y las mesas para que la gente no las cambiara de sitio.At the restaurant, they anchored the chairs and tables so that people didn't move them.
anclarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to get stuck; used with "en" or "a")
a. to cling to
En los negocios no conviene anclarse en las viejas ideas. Las empresas deben innovar constantemente.It's no use clinging to old ideas in business. Companies have to continue innovating.
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anclar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to (drop) anchor
anclar
transitive verb
to anchor
debió anclar su existencia
intransitive verb
to anchor; drop anchor
tuvo que parar máquinas y anclar frente al puerto
estar anclado a/en algo to be anchored to/in sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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