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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to strain)
a. to sieve
Si no cribas la harina, la masa puede quedar grumosa.If you don't sieve the flour, the dough can be lumpy.
b. to sift
Criba el azúcar y la cocoa, y después, añade una barra de mantequilla.Sift the sugar and the cocoa, and then, add a stick of butter.
c. to winnow (grain)
Ya verás que después de cribar el arroz quedarán muchas impurezas.You'll see that after you winnow the rice a lot of dirt will be left.
2. (to narrow down)
a. to select
Ahora, van a cribar a los mejores candidatos a partir de todas las solicitudes.Now, they're going to select the best candidates from all the applications.
3. (medicine)
a. to screen
El médico ordenó varios estudios para cribar algunas posibles enfermedades.The doctor ordered a number of studies to screen for some possible illnesses.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (con tamiz)
a. to sieve
2. (seleccionar)
a. to screen out, to select
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transitive verb
to sieve; sift
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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