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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sports)
a. to hole (golf)
¿Logrará Jiménez embocar este larguísimo putt?Will Jimenez manage to hole such a long putt?
b. to pot (billiards)
Lola embocó la bola negra y ganó la partida.Lola potted the black ball and won the game.
c. to pocket (billiards)
Ten cuidado de no embocar la bola blanca.Be careful not to pocket the cue ball.
2. (to go into a narrow place)
a. to enter
El yate embocó el embarcadero.The yacht entered the jetty.
b. to go through
Para acceder a la plazuela hay que embocar un estrecho pasadizo.To get to the small square you have to go through a narrow passageway.
3. (to place into the mouth)
a. to put in one's mouth
"¿Tienes fuego?" dijo Irene embocando un cigarrillo."Do you have a light?" said Irene putting a cigarette in her mouth.
b. to put into one's mouth
Tomó un maní del bol y lo embocó.He took a peanut from the bowl and put it into his mouth.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (sports)
a. to hole out (golf)
Es muy difícil embocar desde la arena.It's very hard to hole out from a bunker.
b. to pot the ball (billiards)
Leo pifió y no consiguió embocar.Leo miscued and didn't manage to pot the ball.
c. to pocket the ball (billiards)
En el billar americano es importante embocar pero mucho más es no quedarse.Pocketing the ball is important in pool, but it is much more important not to leave any balls on.
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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 enter
b. to squeeze into
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transitive verb
1 (insertar)
embocar algo to put sth into sb's mouth; embocar la comida to cram one's food; wolf one's food; embocar algo en un agujero to insert sth into a hole; embocar la bola (Golf) to hole the ball; (Billar) to pocket the ball; pot the ball
embocar un negocio to undertake a piece of business
embocar algo a algn to put one over on sb; embocar un túnel to go into a tunnel; enter a tunnel
intransitive verb
(Golf) to hole out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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