A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to remove an obstacle from)
a. to unblock
El fontanero desbloqueó las tuberías con un producto corrosivo muy potente.The plumber unblocked the pipes with a maximum-strength caustic product.
b. to free
Échale un poco de grasa para desbloquear el mecanismo.Use some lubricant to free the mechanism.
c. to clear
La quitanieves desbloqueó la carretera para los autos.The snowplow cleared the road for cars.
2. (commerce and finance)
a. to unfreeze
Llamé al banco para saber cómo podía desbloquear mi cuenta.I called my bank to find out how I my bank account could be unfrozen.
3. (military and commerce)
a. to lift the blockade on
El Secretario General de la ONU le pidió a Israel que desbloqueara Gaza.The UN Secretary General urged Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza.
4. (to break a stalemate)
a. to break the deadlock in
La ONU quiere desbloquear las negociaciones de paz entre los países enfrentados.The UN wants to break the deadlock in the peace talks between the opposing countries.
5. (telecommunications)
a. to unlock
Hay videos en Internet que te enseñan cómo desbloquear el teléfono.There are videos on the Internet that show you how to unlock your cell.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cuenta)
a. to unfreeze
2. (país)
a. to lift the blockade on
3. (negociación)
a. to end the deadlock in
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transitive verb
1 (quitar un obstáculo de) [+caño] to unblock; [+tráfico] to free; get moving; [+negociación] to break the stalemate in
2 (Com) (Economía) to unfreeze
3 (Mil) to break the blockade of
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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