cernirse

cernirse(
sehr
-
neer
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to fly over; often used with "sobre")
a. to hover
Los buitres se cernían sobre el cadáver del animal.The buzzards hovered the dead animal.
2. (to threaten; often used with "sobre")
a. to hang
La amenaza de un ataque inminente se cierne sobre muchas naciones.The threat of an impending attack is hanging over many nations.
b. to loom
El temor de la violencia electoral se cierne sobre la ciudad.Election violence fear looms over the city.
cernir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to filter)
a. to sift
Para evitar grumos en la masa del bizcocho hay que cerner la harina.You have to sift the flour to avoid lumps in the cake dough.
b. to sieve
Cierna los ingredientes secos y déjelos caer en un cuenco; añada luego los huevos y mezcle.Sieve the dry ingredients into a bowl, and then add the eggs and mix.
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cernir
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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