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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to train)
a. to tame
En el circo aprendimos lo difícil que es domar un león.In the circus we learned how hard it is to tame a lion.
b. to break in (horses)
Para que un caballo compita en una carrera, primero tienes que domarlo.You have to break your horse in first if you want him to compete in a horserace.
2. (to moderate)
a. to control
El psicólogo me aconsejó domar mis emociones para no ser tan vulnerable.The psychologist advised me to control my emotions so that I am not so vulnerable.
b. to master
Debe domar su ego porque parece ser una persona muy soberbia.He should master his ego because he seems like a very arrogant person.
3. (to soften)
a. to break in
Hasta que no domes los zapatos no te dejarán de hacer daño.Until you don't break your shoes in, they won't stop hurting you.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (animales salvajes)
a. to tame
2. (caballo)
a. to break in
3. (personas, pasiones)
a. to control
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transitive verb
1 [+animal salvaje] (amansar) to tame; (adiestrar) to train
2 [+caballo] to break in
3 [+emoción] to master; control
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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