domesticar

domesticar(
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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 tame
Hay ciertas razas de perro más difíciles de domesticar que otras.Some dog breeds are harder to tame than others.
b. to domesticate
El artista de circo domesticó un tigre, y ahora vive en su casa.The circus artist domesticated a tiger, and now it lives in his house.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to housebreak)
a. to domesticate
¡Esa chica es un regalo del cielo! Por fin alguien logró domesticar a nuestro hijo.That girl is a godsend! Finally someone managed to domesticate our son.
b. to tame
Nadie puede domesticarme. Soy rebelde por naturaleza.No one can tame me. I'm a rebel by nature.
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domesticar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (animal)
a. to tame, to domesticate
2. (hum)
a. to domesticate, to house-train
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domesticar
transitive verb
to tame; domesticate
tener en casa
pronominal verb
domesticarse to become tame; become domesticated
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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