A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to wear away)
a. to corrode
El azufre del agua en Islandia corroyó mi pulsera de plata.The sulfur in the water in Iceland corroded my silver bracelet.
b. to eat away
La humedad que hay en el baño corroe la estantería de metal.The humidity in the bathroom eats away the metallic shelves.
2. (geology)
a. to erode
La lluvia ácida corroe las estatuas de mármol.The acid rain is eroding the marble statues.
3. (to produce resentment)
a. to consume
Me corroe la sensación de haber hecho sufrir a mis padres.I am consumed with the feeling of having made my parents suffer.
b. to eat up
A los concursantes que no ganaron no les corroe la envidia porque tienen buen perder.The contestants who did not win are not eaten up with envy because they are gracious in defeat.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to become corroded)
a. to corrode
El acero inoxidable tiene la cualidad de no corroerse.Stainless steal has the quality of not corroding.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (desgastar)
a. to corrode
2. (geology)
a. to erode
3. (consumir)
a. to consume, to eat away at
le corroe la envidiahe's consumed with envy
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transitive verb
1 (Técnica) to corrode
2 (Geología) to erode
3 (reconcomer) to corrode; eat away
le corroen los celos he is eaten up with jealousy
pronominal verb
corroerse to corrode; become corroded
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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