A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to eat hungrily)
a. to devour (animal or person)
Los lobos devoraron el ciervo en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.The wolves devoured the deer in the blink of an eye.
b. to wolf down
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Los niños devoraron las lentejas, así que tendremos que freírnos unos huevos.The children devoured the lentils stew, so we'll have to fry some eggs.
2. (to read eagerly)
a. to devour
Devoré el nuevo libro de Harry Potter en dos días.I devoured the new Harry Potter book in two days.
3. (to destroy)
a. to consume (flames)
Las llamas devoraron el edificio sin que los bomberos pudieran hacer nada por remediarlo.The flames consumed the building, and the firefighters couldn't do anything to prevent it.
4. (to eat up)
a. to consume (curiosity or impatience)
¿Sabes si está casado? Me devora la curiosidad.Do you know whether he's married? I'm consumed with curiosity.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to eat hungrily)
a. to devour
Mi marido no come, devora.My husband doesn't eat; he devours.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to eat hungrily)
a. to devour
Después de correr el maratón, me devoré una pizza entera.After running the marathon, I devoured an entire pizza.
7. (to read eagerly)
a. to devour (a book)
Mi hijo se devora los libros de aventuras.My son devours adventure stories.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (también fig)
a. to devour
lo devoraban los celoshe was consumed by jealousy
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transitive verb
1 (comer ávidamente) [+animal] to devour; [+persona] to devour; wolf down (familiar)
este coche devora los kilómetros this car eats up the miles; devora las novelas de amor she laps up love stories
devorar a algn con los ojos
la devoraba con la mirada (con cólera) he looked at her as if he could kill her; (con deseo) he devoured her with his eyes
la devoraba con la mirada, parecía que de un momento a otro fuera a saltar sobre ella y empezara a comérsela a besos
2 (destruir) [+fortuna] to run through
todo lo devoró el fuego the fire consumed everything; lo devoran los celos he is consumed with jealousy
los niños devoran el calzado
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