cavar

cavar(
kah
-
bahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to excavate)
a. to dig
El niño empezó a cavar un agujero en la arena para enterrar varias caracolas.The little boy started digging a hole in the sand to bury several shells.
b. to hoe
Tendrás que seguir cavando y removiendo la tierra hasta que hayas terminado todo el jardín.You'll need to go on hoeing and breaking up the earth until you've finished the whole garden.
c. to sink (well)
Podemos cavar un pozo si encontramos agua en esta zona.We can sink a well if we find water in this area.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to excavate)
a. to dig
Los operarios llevan todo el día cavando. ¿Qué pasará ahí abajo?The workers have been digging all day. What's happening down there?
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cavar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (hoyo)
a. to dig
2. (con azada)
a. to hoe
3. (fig)
a.
está cavando su propia tumbashe is digging her own grave
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (hacer hoyo)
a. to dig
5. (con azada)
a. to hoe
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cavar
transitive verb
(en el suelo) [+fosa, hoyo] to dig; [+pozo] to sink; (Agr) [+tierra] to dig over; [+cepas] to dig round;
intransitive verb
1 (en el suelo) to dig
2 (investigar) to delve;en into; go deeply;en into
3 (meditar) to meditate profoundly;en on
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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