A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to overfill)
a. to fill to the brim
Sigue vertiendo agua hasta colmar el recipiente.Keep pouring water until you fill the container to the brim.
b. to fill up to the top
El cantinero colmó el vaso de cerveza, y por eso se me vertió.The bartender filled the glass up to the top with beer, and that's why I spilled it.
2. (to satisfy)
a. to fulfill
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Gracias a su perseverancia, Javier colmó su aspiración de convertirse en piloto.Thanks to his perseverance, Javier fulfilled his aspiration of becoming a pilot.
b. to fulfil (United Kingdom)
El hotel era un poco caro, pero colmó todas nuestras expectativas.The hotel was a bit expensive, but it fulfilled all our expectations.
c. to realize
Colmé mi sueño de convertirme en actor y eso me hace sentirme muy afortunado.I realized my dream of becoming an actor, and that makes me feel very fortunate.
d. to realise (United Kingdom)
Fabricio no pudo colmar su deseo de ver a su hija por última vez antes de morir.Fabricio wasn't able to realise his wish of seeing his daughter one last time before he died.
3. (to exhaust)
a. to try
Me estás colmando la paciencia. ¡Ve a tu habitación!You're trying my patience. Go to your room!
4. (to give in abundance)
a. to shower
Colmaba a su hijo de regalos para compensarlo por sus continuas ausencias.She showered her son with presents to compensate him for her continuous absences.
b. to deluge
Los reporteros colmaron al alcalde de preguntas.The news reporters deluged the mayor with questions.
c. to heap
El vecino me colmó de insultos cuando choqué su auto.My neighbor heaped insults on me when I hit his car.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (recipiente)
a. to fill (to the brim)
2. (aspiración, deseo)
a. to fulfill
colmar a alguien de regalos/elogiosto shower gifts/praise on somebody
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transitive verb
1 (llenar) [+vaso, recipiente] to fill to the brim; fill to overflowing; fill right up;de with; [+cuchara, plato] to heap;de with;
2 [+ambición, esperanzas] to fulfil; fulfill; (EEUU) realize
colmar a algn de algo: colmar a algn de honores to shower sb with honours o honors; (EEUU) colmar a algn de improperios to heap insults o abuse on sb; shower sb with insults o abuse; colmar a algn de alabanzas to heap praise on sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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