chisporrotear

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chisporrotear(
chees
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poh
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rroh
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teh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to crackle
Me senté junto al hogar a escuchar cómo chisporroteaba la leña.I sat by the hearth and listened to the firewood crackling.
b. to spit
El aceite chisporrotea. No acerques la mano.The oil's spitting. Don't put your hand too close.
c. to sizzle
El pollo en el horno chisporroteaba.The chicken was sizzling in the oven.
d. to sputter
Cuando el aceite chisporrotee, añade las papas fritas.Once the oil is sputtering, add the French fries.
e. to spark
La leña está chisporroteando. Hay que poner la pantalla o se quemará la alfombrilla.The fireword's sparking. We'd better put up the fireguard or the rug will get burned.
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chisporrotear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (fuego, leña)
a. to crackle
2. (aceite)
a. to splutter
3. (comida)
a. to sizzle
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chisporrotear
intransitive verb
[+aceite] to spit; [+carne] to sizzle; [+leña] to crackle; [+fuego] to throw out sparks;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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