A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to masticate)
a. masticar
The panda is chewing some bamboo leaves.El panda está masticando unas hojas de bambú.
b. mascar
I was chewing gum and then I swallowed it by accident.Mascaba chicle y entonces me lo tragué sin querer.
c. morder
During the exam, she was chewing her pen nervously.Durante el examen, mordía su pluma nerviosamente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (of tobacco)
a. la mascada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He put a chew of tobacco under his lip, sucked on it, and spat.Se puso una mascada de tabaco en el labio, la chupó y la escupió.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. masticar
to chew one's nailsmorderse las uñas
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chew [tʃuː]
1 (action)
I froze in mid-chew
to give sth a chew masticar algo have a chew
2 (Britain) (sweet) caramelo (m) masticable
...a penny chew
(dog treat) golosina (f) para perros
transitive verb
[+food etc] mascar; masticar
the goats had chewed off all the flower heads las cabras se habían comido todas las flores
to chew sb's ass (US) poner verde a algn (informal)
Don't just stand there in the hall while the old man chews my ass
to chew the fat or rag estar de palique (informal); dar a la lengua (informal); charlar
We'd been lounging around, chewing the fat for a couple of hours It's a chat show which gives her the chance to chew the fat with the likes of Tony Curtis, Diana Ross and Peter Ustinov
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