A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to eviscerate)
a. to gut
El pescadero destripó el atún para darme la parte que pedía.The fishmonger gutted the tuna to give me the cut I asked for.
b. to disembowel
Los leones destriparon la cebra y dejaron solo los huesos.The lions disemboweled the zebra and left only the bones.
2. (to open by tearing)
a. to rip open
Los ladrones robaron todo lo que pudieron y destriparon el carísimo sofá.The thieves stole as much as they could and ripped the expensive sofa open.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to ruin)
a. to spoil
Laura se enfadó cuando le destripé el final del libro antes de que lo terminara.Laura got mad when I spoiled the end of the book for her before she had finished it.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sacar las tripas a; animal, persona)
a. to disembowel
2. (pescado)
a. to gut
3. (colchón, muñeca)
a. to rip open
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transitive verb
1 (quitar tripas a) [+animal] to gut; [+persona] to disembowel
2 [+chiste, cuento] to spoil
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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