cernerse

cernerse(
sehr
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nehr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to float over; often used with "sobre")
a. to hover
El águila se cernió sobre la laguna, y de repente atrapó un pez con sus garras.The eagle hovered over the lake and suddenly caught a fish in its claws.
2. (to threaten; often used with "sobre")
a. to loom
La amenaza de un terrible huracán se cernía sobre los habitantes de la isla.The threat of a major hurricane loomed over the inhabitants of the island.
b. to hang
El temor de la violencia electoral se cierne sobre la ciudad.The fear of election violence hangs over the city.
cerner
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to strain)
a. to sift
Puedes usar este colador de malla fina para cerner la harina para el pastel.You could use this fine mesh colander to sift the flour for the cake.
b. to sieve
Los niños cernieron arena buscando piedrecillas y caracoles.The kids sieved sand looking for little rocks and seashells.
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cerner
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to sieve, to sift
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (ave, avión)
a. to hover
3. (amenaza, peligro)
a. to loom
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cerner
transitive verb
1 (filtrar) [+harina] to sift; sieve; [+tierra] to sieve
2 (observar) to scan; watch
intransitive verb
1 (Botánica) to bud; blossom
2 (Meteorología) to drizzle
pronominal verb
cernerse
1 [+ave] to hover; [+avión] to circle
2 [+amenaza]
cernerse sobre algo/algn to hang over sth/sb
la amenaza de una guerra se cernía sobre el país la sequía se cierne en verano sobre todas las regiones del sur
3 (al andar) to waddle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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