cobijar

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cobijar(
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bee
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to house)
a. to give shelter to
Construí un cobertizo para cobijar a los perros callejeros de mi barrio.I built a shed to give shelter to the stray dogs in my neighborhood.
b. to take in (in one's home)
Un anciano solidario cobijó a los viajeros y les dio comida.A hospitable old man took in the travelers and gave them food.
2. (to provide protection)
a. to shelter
Nuestro país cobijó a muchas personas que escaparon de la Unión Soviética.Our country sheltered many people who escaped from the Soviet Union.
b. to protect
El presidente cobijó al gobernador del escándalo.The president protected the governor from the scandal.
cobijarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to protect oneself)
a. to take shelter
Me cobijé de la lluvia debajo de un árbol gigante.I took shelter from the rain under a huge tree.
b. to shelter
Los soldados se cobijaron en sus trincheras cuando comenzó el bombardeo.When the bombing began, the soldiers sheltered in their foxholes.
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cobijar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (albergar)
a. to house
2. (proteger)
a. to shelter
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to take shelter
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cobijar
transitive verb
1 (proteger) to protect; shelter; (hospedar) to take in; give shelter to; (Política) (Jur) to harbour; harbor; (EEUU)
2 (And) (Caribe) (techar) to thatch; roof with palms
pronominal verb
cobijarse to (take) shelter
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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