cegar

cegar(
seh
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gahr
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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 make sightless)
a. to blind
El héroe cegó al gigante.The hero blinded the giant.
2. (to make temporarily sightless)
a. to blind
El accidente se produjo porque las luces del coche cegaron al ciclista.The accident ocurred because the lights of the car blinded the biker.
b. to dazzle
El ladrón cegó con un láser a los policías y escapó.The theft dazzled the police with a laser and ran away.
3. (to obstruct)
a. to block
Las pelusas cegaron el desagüe y por eso no funcionaba.The hair blocked the waste pipe and that's why it didn't work.
4. (to cover)
a. to block off
El arquitecto decidió cegar las ventanas para crear una claraboya.The architect decided to block off the windows in order to create a skylight.
b. to block up
El ayuntamiento decidió cegar el pozo después de que una chica se cayera dentro.The city council decided to block up the well after a girl fell into it.
5. (to make unclear)
a. to cloud
El enfado cegó la razón de María.Maria's irritation clouded her judgment.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to become sightless)
a. to go blind
El doctor confirmó que el paciente podría cegar por culpa de la enfermedad.The doctor confirmed that the patient could go blind because of the illness.
cegarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to deprive of good judgment)
a. to be blinded
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Lucía se cegó de celos y le dijo a su novio que no le volviera a hablar jamás.Lucia was blinded by jealousy and told her boyfriend never to speak to her again.
8. (to obstruct)
a. to block
Tras las intensas lluvias, las cañerías se cegaron por culpa del barro.After the heavy rain, the pipes were blocked because of the mud.
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cegar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (también fig)
a. to blind
2. (tapar; ventana)
a. to block off
3. (tubo)
a. to block up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. to be blinding
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (también fig)
a. to be blinded
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cegar
transitive verb
1 (deslumbrar) to blind
el camión me cegó con las luces the lights of the lorry blinded me
Cegado por el sol denso y obsceno el conductor quedó cegado por el sol Yo quedé cegado por las llamas y no recuerdo cómo salí del infierno
2 (ofuscar) [+persona] to blind
le ciega la pasión he is blinded by passion
actuó cegado por el amor
3 (obstruir) [+tubería, agujero] to block up; stop up; [+pozo] to block up
han cegado el pozo para evitar que salgan los malos olores
[+puerta, ventana] to wall up
intransitive verb
to go blind; become blind
pronominal verb
cegarse
1 (ofuscarse) to be blinded;de by
se cegó de furia he was blinded by anger
te ciegas con tus manías
2 (obstruirse) to block
se ha cegado el desagüe con las hojas secas
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