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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 outstrip)
a. to be ahead of
El candidato opositor aventaja al oficialista por 12 puntos en las encuestas.The opposition candidate is ahead of the official candidate by 12 points in polls.
b. to lead
A los treinta minutos del segundo tiempo, los campeones aventajaban a sus rivales en dos goles.Thirty minutes into the second half, the champions were leading their rivals by two goals.
c. to surpass
En cuanto al estilo, pocos escritores aventajan a Aira.In terms of style, few writers surpass Aira.
2. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to overtake
¿Por qué no intentas aventajar a ese camión? A esta velocidad no llegaremos nunca.Why don't you try to overtake that truck? At this pace, we'll never make it.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to advance)
a. to get ahead
Tras la victoria de ayer, el equipo colombiano se aventajó en su grupo.After yesterday's victory, the Colombian team got ahead in their group.
4. (to make progress)
a. to improve
Nuestra región se viene aventajando económicamente en los últimos años.Our region has been improving in economic terms in the last few years.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (rebasar)
a. to overtake
2. (estar por delante de)
a. to be ahead of
aventajar a alguien en algoto surpass somebody in something
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transitive verb
1 (superar) to surpass; excel;en in; (en carrera) to outstrip; (Centroamérica) (Automóviles) to overtake
aventajar con mucho a algn to beat sb easily; be far better than sb; leave sb standing (familiar); Juan aventaja a Pablo por cuatro puntos Juan leads Pablo by four points
2 (mejorar) to improve; better
3 (preferir) to prefer
pronominal verb
aventajarse (adelantarse) to get ahead
aventajarse a to surpass; excel
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