A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to untwist)
a. to straighten (a nail or a wire)
Puedes usar los alicates para enderezar el alambre.You can use the pliers to straighten the wire.
2. (to make straight)
a. to straighten
Tienes muy mala postura. ¡Endereza esa espalda!You have very bad posture. Straighten your back!
3. (to put vertical)
a. to put upright
Un poste de luz quedó medio caído y utilizaron una grúa para enderezarlo.A lamp post was half-fallen and they used a crane to put it upright.
4. (nautical)
a. to right
En el curso de vela aprendimos también a enderezar el catamarán cuando se vuelca.In the sailing course we also learned how to right a capsized catamaran.
5. (botany)
a. to stake
Tuvimos que enderezar el árbol después de la tormenta.We had to stake the tree after the storm.
6. (to resolve)
a. to straighten out
Es difícil enderezar las cosas cuando se han torcido tanto.It is difficult to straighten things out when they have gone so wrong.
b. to put right
Intentó enderezar la situación, pero ya era demasiado tarde.He tried to put the situation right but it was already too late.
c. to sort out
Antes que nada, deberías tratar de enderezar tu vida.First of all, you should try and sort your life out.
7. (to reform)
a. to straighten out (a person)
Al niño ese me lo dejan dos días, y vamos que si lo enderezo.They leave that child to me for a couple of days, and you can be sure I'll straighten him out.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
8. (to become straight)
a. to stand up straight (while standing)
No andes con los hombros caídos. ¡Enderézate!Don't go around slouching. Stand up straight!
b. to sit up straight (while sitting)
Pasas muchas horas en esa silla. Enderézate o te dolerá la espalda.You spend many hours in that chair. If you don't sit up straight your back will hurt.
c. to straighten up
Contenga la respiración unos instantes y enderécese mientras exhala.Hold your breath for a few seconds and straighten up while exhaling.
9. (to get resolved)
a. to sort itself out (things or situation)
Por suerte, las cosas se enderezaron solas.Fortunately, things sorted themselves out on their own.
10. (to mend one's ways)
a. to sort oneself out (person)
Su hijo iba por mal camino, pero de algún modo se enderezó.Her son was heading for trouble, but somehow he managed to sort himself out.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (poner derecho)
a. to straighten
2. (poner vertical)
a. to put upright
3. (corregir)
a. to set right, to straighten out
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (sentado)
a. to sit up straight
5. (de pie)
a. to stand up straight
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transitive verb
1 [+cable, alambre] (poner derecho) to straighten out; straighten up; (destorcer) to unbend
2 (poner vertical) (gen) to set upright; stand vertically; (Náutica) to right; [+vehículo] to stand the right way up; put back on its wheels; straighten up
3 (arreglar) to put in order
4 (dirigir) to direct
las medidas están enderezadas a o para corregirlo the measures are designed to correct it
5 (en conducta)
enderezar a algn to correct sb's faults
pronominal verb
1 (ponerse recto) to straighten up; draw o.s. up; (Náutica) to right itself; (Aeronáutica) to flatten out
enderezarse a un lugar to set out for a place
enderezarse a hacer algo to take steps to do sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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