An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to play and run)
a. to run around
Mis alumnos prefieren corretear por el aula que prestar atención a mis explicaciones.My students prefer to run around the classroom than to listen to my explanations.
Las ardillas correteaban por los árboles.The squirrels ran around between the trees.
b. to run about
Mis hijos se pasan el día correteando por la casa, y por eso estoy agotada.My children spend all day running about the house, and that's why I'm exhausted.
2. (to dawdle)
a. to loiter
La ciudad estaba casi vacía, con solo un par de jóvenes correteando por las calles.The city was almost deserted, with just a couple of youngsters loitering in the streets.
b. to hang about
María echó a su esposo de casa, y él estuvo correteando por el parque toda la noche.María kicked her husband out of the house, and he spent all night hanging about in the park.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to run after)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to chase
El policía correteó al ladrón hasta que por fin lo atrapó.The policeman chased the thief until he finally caught him.
4. (commerce)
Regionalism used in Argentina
Regionalism used in Uruguay
a. to travel around selling
No gano suficiente con mi trabajo, así que consigo algo extra correteando chucherías.I don't earn enough in my job, so I make some extra money traveling around selling trinkets.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (correr)
a. to run about
2. (colloquial)
a. to hang about
3. (adelantar)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to overtake
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transitive verb
1 (Latinoamérica) (acosar) to harass
2 (Centroamérica) (ahuyentar) to scare off
3 (S. Cone) [+trabajo] to hurry along; push (familiar)
intransitive verb
1 (ir de prisa) to run about
2 (vagar) to loiter; hang about the streets
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