crujir
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crujir(
kroo
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heer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make noise)
a. to creak (stairs or wood)
Sentí que venías porque la escalera crujía.I heard you coming because the stairs were creaking.
b. to rustle (leaves, paper, cloth)
Hay alguien en el patio. Puedo oir cómo crujen las hojas caídas.There's somebody in the backyard. I can hear the fallen leaves rustling.
c. to crackle (firewood)
Nos sentamos junto a la fogata y escuchamos crujir la leña.We sat by the bonfire and we listened to the firewood crackling.
d. to crunch (food, gravel, snow)
La nieve crujía con cada paso que daba hacia la casa.The snow crunched with every step I took toward the house.
e. to grind (teeth)
Emilia debe dormir con un protector bucal porque le crujen los dientes.Emilia must sleep wearing a mouth guard because she grinds her teeth.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cause to make a sharp sound)
a. to crack (articulation or bone)
¿Te puede agarrar artritis si te crujes los nudillos con frecuencia?Can you get arthritis if you crack your knuckles often?
crujirse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to cause to make a sharp sound)
a. to crack (articulation or bone)
No te crujas los dedos así; te ves muy amenazante.Don't crack your knuckles like that; you looks really threatening.
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crujir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (patatas fritas, nieve)
a. to crunch
2. (madera)
a. to creak
3. (hojas secas)
a. to crackle
4. (dientes)
a. to grind
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crujir
intransitive verb
1 [+papel, seda, hojas] to rustle; [+madera, mueble, rama] to creak; [+leña ardiendo] to crackle; [+galletas, nieve, grava] to crunch
2 [+articulación, hueso] to crack; [+dientes] to grind
le crujen los dientes his teeth are grinding; hacer crujir los nudillos to crack one's knuckles
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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hacer crujir
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