empujar

empujar(
ehm
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poo
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hahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to propel)
a. to push
El vendedor está empujando su carrito.The vendor is pushing his cart.
b. to shove
El defensor empujó a Sánchez contra un camarógrafo y fue expulsado.The defender shoved Sánchez against a cameraman and was sent off.
2. (to pressure; used with "a")
a. to push into
Su mujer lo empujó a cambiar de trabajo.His wife pushed him into changing his job.
b. to force to
La situación nos está empujando a tomar medidas drásticas.The situation is forcing us to take some drastic measures.
3. (mechanics)
a. to drive
El vehículo es empujado por un motor a reacción.The vehicle is driven by a jet engine.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to shove)
a. to push
Tommy les pidió a las personas de atrás que dejaran de empujar.Tommy asked the people on the back to stop pushing.
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empujar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (puerta)
a. to push (open)
2. (vehículo)
a. to push
3. (forzar, presionar)
a. to press
empujar a alguien a que haga algoto push somebody into doing something
verse empujado a hacer algoto find oneself forced o having to do something
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. to push
¡eh, sin empujar!hey, stop pushing!
empujarpush
las nuevas generaciones vienen empujando con fuerzathe new generation is making its presence felt
empujar
transitive verb
(presionar) (gen) to push; (con fuerza) to shove; thrust; (Mecánica) to drive
empujar (en puertas) push
¡no empujen! stop pushing!; empujar el botón a fondo to press the button down hard
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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