balancearse
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balancearse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to move to and fro)
a. to swing
Vi a una añara balanceándose sobre su telaraña.I saw a spider swinging on its web.
b. to rock
Mi abuela se balanceaba en su mecedora mientras tejía la bufanda de lana.My grandmother rocked in her rocking chair as she knitted the wool scarf.
c. to roll (ship or plane)
El barco siguió balanceándose entre las olas y empecé a marearme.The boat kept rolling on the waves, and I started to feel seasick.
d. to sway (walking)
El borracho salió del bar balanceándose.The drunk man swayed his way out of the bar.
balancear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to move to and fro)
a. to swing
El fuerte viento balanceó el árbol hasta que lo arrancó de raíz.The strong wind swung the tree until it uprooted it.
b. to rock
La madre balanceaba la cuna y cantaba una nana para que el bebé se durmiera.The mother rocked the cradle and sang a lullaby to make the baby fall asleep.
3. (to bring into equilibrium)
a. to balance
El mesero balanceó su bandeja y se dirigió a nuestra mesa.The waiter balanced his tray and came toward our table.
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balancear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (cuna)
a. to rock
2. (columpio)
a. to swing
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (en columpio, hamaca)
a. to swing
4. (de pie)
a. to sway
5. (en cuna, mecedora)
a. to rock
6. (barco)
a. to roll
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balancear
transitive verb
to balance
pronominal verb
balancearse
1 (oscilar) [+persona] (al andar) to move to and fro; (en mecedora, columpio) to rock; [+péndulo] to swing; [+barco, avión] to roll
2 (vacilar) to hesitate; waver; vacillate (formal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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