A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to complicate)
a. to hinder
La presencia de osos polares en la zona dificultó el desarrollo de nuestra investigación en el Ártico.The presence of polar bears in the area hindered the progress of our research in the Arctic.
b. to hamper
El mal tiempo dificultó nuestra subida a la cima.Our climb to the summit was hampered by bad weather.
c. to make difficult
Los imprevistos dificultaron el trabajo de investigación que yo llevaba a cabo.The unforeseen events made the research work I was doing difficult.
d. stand in the way of
La falta de fondos dificulta el progreso de los avances tecnológicos en el país.The lack of funds stands in the way of the country's progress in technological advances.
2. (to impede)
a. to obstruct
Las ramas caídas dificultaban el acceso a la propiedad.The fallen branches obstructed the access to the property.
3. (to limit)
a. to restrict
Las faldas de tubo ajustadas dificultan el movimiento al caminar.Tight pencil skirts restrict movement when you walk.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (estorbar)
a. to hinder
2. (obstruir)
a. to obstruct
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transitive verb
1 (obstaculizar) [+camino] to obstruct; [+tráfico] to hold up
poner obstáculos a
2 (hacer difícil) [+trabajo] to make difficult; [+progreso] to hinder; stand in the way of; [+movimientos] to restrict
las restricciones dificultan el comercio the restrictions hinder trade o make trade difficult; dificultar que suceda algo to make it unlikely that sth will happen
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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