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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to train)
a. to discipline
La escuela se toma la tarea de disciplinar a los alumnos muy en serio.The school takes the task of disciplining students very seriously.
b. to drill (repetitive)
El entrenador disciplinó a los jugadores pidiéndoles que repitieran la misma jugada una vez tras otra.The coach drilled the players, asking them to repeat the same play over and over again.
2. (to flog)
a. to whip
Ya no está bien visto que un padre discipline a su hijo como castigo.A father whipping his child as a way of punishing him is no longer considered acceptable.
b. to scourge
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
Los guardias disciplinaron al preso por tratar de escaparse.The guards scourged the prisoner for trying to escape.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to discipline
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
transitive verb
1 (instruir) [+persona, instintos] to discipline; [+soldados] to drill
2 (azotar) to whip; scourge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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