A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to fling)
a. to throw
Por favor, no arroje nada por la ventana del tren.Please do not throw anything out of the train window.
b. to hurl (with force)
Arrojó el anillo al mar; ya no quería saber más de su exesposo.She hurled her ring into the sea. She didn't want anything more to do with her ex-husband.
2. (to generate)
a. to produce
La prueba de embarazo arrojó un resultado negativo.The pregnancy test produced a negative result.
3. (to emit)
a. to spew out (lava, ash)
El volcán arrojó tantas cenizas sobre la ciudad que tuvieron que cerrar todas las escuelas.The volcano spewed out so much ash over the city that all of the schools closed.
b. to belch out (smoke)
La fábrica arroja demasiado humo al ambiente.The factory belches out too much smoke into the atmosphere.
4. (to cast out)
a. to throw out
El gorila arrojó a mi amigo después de que empezara una pelea en el bar.The bouncer threw my friend out after she started a fight in the bar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to puke)
a. to vomit
La cena me cayó mal y arrojé sobre la alfombra nueva de mi suegra.The dinner didn't sit right with me and I vomited all over my mother-in-law's new rug.
b. to throw up
Bebió demasiado y estuvo arrojando toda la noche.She drank too much and was throwing up all night long.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
6. (to fling oneself)
a. to throw oneself
En el cuento de Andersen, la sirenita se arroja al mar y se convierte en espuma.In Andersen's story, the little mermaid throws herself into the sea and becomes sea foam.
b. to hurl oneself (violently)
El ladrón se arrojó contra el policía, tratando de escapar.The thief hurled himself against the cop, trying to escape.
c. to jump
El paracaidista se arrojó del avión pero no llevaba paracaídas.The skydiver jumped out of the plane, but he forgot his parachute.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (lanzar)
a. to throw
2. (con violencia)
a. to hurl, to fling
3. (despedir; humo)
a. to send out
4. (olor)
a. to give off
5. (lava)
a. to spew out
6. (fig)
arrojar luz sobre algoto throw light on something
7. (echar)
arrojar a alguien deto throw somebody out of
8. (resultado)
las cuentas arrojaban un déficit de 5.000 millonesthe accounts showed a deficit of five billion
el resultado arroja dudas sobre la popularidad del gobiernothe result casts doubt on the government's popularity
9. (vomitar)
a. to throw up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
10. (general)
a. to hurl oneself
arrojarse en los brazos de alguiento fling o throw oneself at somebody
se arrojaron al ríothey threw themselves o jumped into the river
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transitive verb
1 (lanzar) to throw; (con fuerza) to hurl
la niña arrojaba piedras al río the girl was throwing stones into the river; los hinchas arrojaron piedras contra la policía the fans threw o hurled stones at the police; arroja el papel al cubo de la basura throw the paper into the wastepaper basket
me arrojaron vestido al agua
no arrojar basura no tipping
2 [+humo, lava] to send out
3 [+resultados, datos] to produce
la investigación ha arrojado datos muy negativos the investigation has produced some very negative data; la transacción arrojó un balance positivo the transaction yielded a profit; este estudio arroja (alguna) luz sobre el tema this study sheds some light on the subject; el accidente arrojó 80 muertos (Latinoamérica) the accident left 80 dead
4 (expulsar) to throw out
lo arrojó de casa por su comportamiento she threw him out of the house because of his behaviour
5 (Latinoamérica) (vomitar) to bring up; vomit
pronominal verb
arrojarse (lanzarse) to throw o.s.; (con fuerza) hurl o.s.
se arrojó a mis brazos y lloró he threw o flung himself into my arms and wept; el ladrón se arrojó desde el quinto piso the thief threw o hurled himself from the fifth floor; el asesino se arrojó sobre su víctima the killer threw o hurled himself on his victim
nos arrojamos a la piscina
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