A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to eliminate)
a. to throw away
La fábrica desecha sus residuos en este lago.The factory throws away its waste into this lake.
b. to throw out
Voy a desechar toda la ropa que ya no uso.I'll throw out all the clothes I don't use anymore.
c. to get rid of
Tenemos que desechar los pensamientos negativos.We have to get rid of any negative thought.
d. to discard
Desecha las medicinas que ya estén caducadas.Discard the expired medicines.
2. (to decline)
a. to reject
El equipo desechó mi idea de inmediato.The team rejected my idea immediately.
b. to cast aside
Para mi consternación, el equipo creativo desechó mi sugerencia sobre el nuevo logo.To my dismay, the creative team cast aside my suggestion about the new logo.
3. (to abandon)
a. to drop
Tuvimos que desechar el proyecto de renovación por falta de tiempo y fondos.We had to drop the renovation project because of a lack of time and money.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (tirar)
a. to throw out, to discard
2. (rechazar; ayuda, oferta)
a. to refuse, to turn down
3. (idea)
a. to reject
4. (plan, proyecto)
a. to drop
5. (despreciar)
a. to ignore, to take no notice of
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transitive verb
1 (tirar) [+basura] to throw out; [+objeto inútil] to scrap; get rid of
2 (rechazar) [+consejo, miedo] to cast aside; [+oferta] to reject; [+plan] to drop
3 (censurar) to censure; reprove
4 [+llave] to turn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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