aventar
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aventar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to blow air at)
a. to fan
Juan aventó las brasas con un periódico para avivarlas.Juan fanned the embers with a newspaper to rekindle them.
b. to blow
Prendimos fuego a las fotos aventándolas con un fuelle.We set fire to the photos by blowing on them with a pair of bellows.
2. (agriculture)
a. to winnow
La forma más sencilla de separar el trigo de la paja es aventándolo.The easiest way to separate the wheat from the hay is by winnowing it.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to kick out)
a. to throw out
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La dueña de la discoteca aventó a los menores que se habían colado.The owner of the discothèque threw out the minors who had sneaked in.
b. to chuck out
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El árbitro aventó a uno de los jugadores por mal comportamiento.The referee chucked out one of the player for misbehaving.
4. (to fling)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to throw
María castigó a su hijo por aventarle una piedra a un coche.Maria punished her son for throwing a stone at a car.
5. (to jostle)
a. to push
Un hombre me aventó para poder entrar él primero en la tienda.A man pushed me so that he could enter the store first.
b. to shove
El niño aventó a su amiga y ella cayó de culo.The child shoved his friend and she landed on her butt.
aventarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
6. (to hurl oneself)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to throw oneself
Jaime se aventó por el balcón cuando el fuego ya no se podía apagar.Jaime threw himself out of the balcony when the fire couldn't be extinguished.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (to take risks)
a. to dare
Yo no me aviento a salir a la calle con esta tormenta.I don't dare to go out on the street with this storm.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get free)
a. to get out
Los ladrones robaron el banco y se aventaron antes de que viniera la policía.The thieves robbed the bank and got out before the police arrived.
b. to escape
El traficante logró aventarse por una puerta secreta.The dealer was able to escape through a secret door.
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aventar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (abanicar)
a. to fan
2. (trigo)
a. to winnow
3. (colloquial)
a. to throw
4. (empujar)
a. to push, to shove
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (tirarse)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to throw oneself
6. (atreverse)
a. to dare
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aventar
transitive verb
1 [+fuego] to fan; blow; (Agr) to winnow
2 (expulsar) to chuck out (familiar); throw out; (Latinoamérica) (arrojar) to throw
3 (lanzar al aire) to cast to the winds; [+viento] to blow away; (Caribe) (Agr) to dry in the wind
pronominal verb
aventarse
1 [+vela etc] to fill with air; swell up
2 (largarse) to beat it (familiar)
3 (atacar) to attack
4 (Latinoamérica) (tirarse) to throw o.s.; (arriesgarse) to take risks
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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