A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to haul down)
a. to lower
Se arrió la bandera a media asta en conmemoración de las víctimas del atentado terrorista.The flag was lowered to half mast in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack.
b. to strike
"Arríen las velas y echen el ancla," ordenó el capitán."Strike the sails and drop anchor," ordered the captain.
2. (to slacken off)
a. to loosen
El guardia arrió la cadena y el portón se cerró.The guard loosened the chain and the gate closed.
3. (to release)
a. to let go of
Nicolás arrió la correa del perro.Nicolas let go of the dog's leash.
4. (to inundate)
a. to flood
Los granjeros arriaron los campos de arroz.The farmers flooded the rice paddies.
5. (to round up) (Southern Cone)
a. to drive
El gaucho arrió al ganado hacia el río.The gaucho drove the cattle towards the river.
b. to herd
Los perros ayudaban a los hombres a arriar las vacas.The dogs helped the men herd the cows.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (velas)
a. to lower
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transitive verb
1 [+bandera] to lower; strike; [+vela] to haul down; [+cable] to loosen
2 (inundar) to flood
pronominal verb
arriarse to flood; become flooded
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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