emplumar
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emplumar(
ehm
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ploo
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mahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to decorate with feathers)
a. to adorn with feathers
El diseñador emplumó los vestidos de las modelos para darles un toque tropical.The designer adorned the models' dresses with feathers to give them a tropical touch.
2. (to torture)
a. to tar and feather
Antiguamente se emplumaba a quienes cometían ciertos delitos.In the past, those who committed certain crimes were tarred and feathered.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to develop feathers)
a. to grow feathers
El pájaro aún está emplumando porque es muy joven.The bird is still growing feathers because it is very young.
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emplumar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (como adorno)
a. to adorn with feathers
2. (como castigo)
a. to tar and feather
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emplumar
transitive verb
1 (cubrir) to adorn with feathers
2 (castigar) to tar and feather
le emplumaron seis meses de cárcel they packed him off to prison for six months (familiar)
3 (Latinoamérica) (estafar) to swindle
4 (Hond) (zurrar) to beat up; thrash
5 (Chile)
emplumarlas to run away; leg it (familiar)
intransitive verb
1 [+pájaro] to grow feathers
2 (Latinoamérica) (huir) to take to one's heels
pronominal verb
emplumarse
emplumárselas (And) (S. Cone) (huir) to run away; leg it (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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