crane
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crane(
kreyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanics)
a. la grúa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They lifted the statue into place with the aid of a crane.Levantaron la estatua y la colocaron en su sitio con la ayuda de una grúa.
2. (animal)
a. la grulla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Siberian crane migrates to China for the winter.La grulla siberiana emigra a China para pasar el invierno.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to stretch)
a. estirar
Spectators pushed, craning their necks to get a better view.Los espectadores se empujaban, estirando el cuello para ver mejor.
4. (mechanics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The various segments of the house were craned into position.Las diversas secciones de la casa se colocaron en su sitio con una grúa.
They craned a floating platform into the dock.Levantaron la plataforma flotante con la ayuda de una grúa y la colocaron en el dique.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to stretch one's neck)
a. estirarse
The chicks were craning for food from their mother.Los polluelos se estiraban para recibir comida de su madre.
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crane
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for lifting)
a. la grúa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (bird)
a. la grulla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
crane flytípula f
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to crane one's neckestirar el cuello
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to crane forwardinclinarse hacia delante (estirando el cuello)
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crane [kreɪn]
noun
1 (Orn) grulla (f)
2 (Téc) grúa (f)
transitive verb
1
to crane one's neck estirar el cuello
2 (also crane up) levantar con grúa
intransitive verb
(also crane forward) inclinarse estirando el cuello
to crane to see sth estirar el cuello para ver algo
modifier
crane driver crane operator (n) operadoraoperadora (m) (f) de grúa;a operadora
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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