A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to earn) a. to collect Tras embolsarse mucho dinero con su primera película, el director decidió rodar la segunda parte. After collecting a lot of money with his first movie, the director decided to film the second part. b. to take in El jugador se embolsó varios miles de dólares en la partida de póquer. The player took in several thousand dollars from the poker game. c. to pocket (generally dishonestly) Los ladrones se embolsaron varios millones de euros en joyas. The thieves pocketed several million euros in jewels. embolsar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to receive) a. to collect La campaña embolsó miles de euros en tan solo una semana. The campaign collected several thousand euros in just a week. b. to take in El inversor embolsó $5000 al vender sus acciones. The investor took in $5000 when he sold his shares. c. to pocket (generally dishonestly) El estafador embolsó mucho dinero con su engaño. The scammer pocketed a lot of money with his hoax. Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
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