arquearse
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arquearse(
ahr
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keh
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ahr
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to become arched)
a. to arch
La deportista se arqueó para estirar los músculos de la espalda.The sportswoman arched to stretch the muscles of her back.
b. to bend
El árbol se arqueaba a merced del huracán.The tree bent at the mercy of the hurricane.
arquear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to form into an arch)
a. to arch
La cortorsionista arqueó el cuerpo en ángulos imposibles.The contortionist arched her body at impossible angles.
b. to bend
Para arquear la barra de metal, hay que calentarla a altas temperaturas.In order to bend the metal bar, you have to heat it to a high temperature.
3. (nautical)
a. to gauge
Tenemos que arquear los barcos para poder hacer una proyección de nuestras exportaciones mensuales.We need to gauge the boats in order to be able to make a projection of our monthly exports.
b. to calculate the tonnage of
Después de arquear la embarcación, me dieron el certificado de inspección y arqueo.After calculating the tonnage of the vessel, I received the certificate of survey and tonnage measurement.
4. (finance)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to add up
El contable arqueó todos los gastos del año.The accountant added up all the year's expenses.
b. to tot up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Andrés arqueó la caja y vio que las cuentas no cuadraban.Andres totted up the cash and realized that the balances didn't match.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to heave)
a. to retch
Pobre Marcos arqueaba por el bordo del barco.Poor Marcos was retching over the side of the boat.
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arquear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (madera)
a. to warp
2. (vara, fusta)
a. to flex
3. (cejas, espalda)
a. to arch
el gato arqueó el lomothe cat arched its back
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (general)
a. to warp
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arquear
transitive verb
1 (doblar) to arch; bend
2 [+lana] to beat
3 (Náutica) to gauge; (Latinoamérica) (Com) to tot up
intransitive verb
(Med) to retch
pronominal verb
arquearse (doblarse) to arch; bend; [+superficie] to camber;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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