Infinitive of cazar with a direct object pronoun


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to pursue in order to kill or trap)
a. to hunt
Mi tío y sus amigos cazan ciervos en el otoño.My uncle and his friends hunt deer in the fall.
b. to catch
Los niños están por el arroyo, cazando ranas.The children are down by the creek, catching frogs.
c. to trap
La araña utiliza su tela para cazar su presa.The spider uses its web to trap its prey.
d. to shoot (with gun)
Cuando éramos niños, nos gustaba cazar palomas en el campo.When we were kids, we liked to shoot pigeons in the country.
2. (to surprise)
a. to catch
El guardia de seguridad me cazó robando.The security guard caught me stealing.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(to comprehend)
a. to understand
Puedo leer en francés, pero no cazo una palabra cuando lo escucho.I can read French, but I don't understand a word when I hear it.
b. to get
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
¿Cazaste lo que nos explicó la maestra hoy?Did you get what the teacher explained to us today?
4. (to obtain)
a. to capture
Muchos candidatos están usando las redes sociales para cazar votos.Many candidates are using social media to capture votes.
b. to land
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Tuve mucha suerte y cacé un puesto con muy buen sueldo.I got really lucky and landed a very well-paid job.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (sport)
a. to hunt
¿Te gusta cazar, Sr. Darcy?Do you like to hunt, Mr. Darcy?
b. to go hunting
Antonio tiene un retriever para cuando caza en el campo.Antonio has a retriever for when he goes hunting in the country.
c. to shoot (with gun)
Soy muy buena para pescar, pero nunca aprendí a cazar.I'm great at fishing, but I never learned to shoot.
d. to go shooting (with gun)
Prefiero cazar en el bosque que en el desierto.I prefer to go shooting in the forest than the in desert.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (animales)
a. to hunt
2. (colloquial)
a. to catch
3. (en matrimonio)
a. to trap
me has cazado despistadoyou've caught me on the hop
cuando me hablan rápido en inglés no cazo unawhen people speak English quickly to me I can't understand a word
4. (fig)
cazarlas al vueloto be quick on the uptake
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transitive verb
1 [+animales] to hunt; (con fusil) to shoot
se pasó la tarde cazando moscas/mariposas
2 [+ladrón, fugitivo] to hunt down
3 [+corredor, ciclista] to catch (up with)
4 [+votos] to capture; [+electores, votantes] to win (over)
5 (atrapar) to land (familiar)
al final cazó un magnífico empleo in the end he landed an excellent job (familiar); su aspiración es cazar un hombre para casarse her ambition is to land herself a husband (familiar)
6 (sorprender) to catch
los cazó robando he caught them stealing
7 (comprender) to understand
es el mejor alumno, lo caza todo enseguida he's the best pupil, he understands o gets (familiar) everything at once
intransitive verb
to hunt
salir a cazar to go (out) hunting; (con fusil) to go (out) shooting
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