engordar

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engordar(
ehng
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gohr
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dahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to become fatter)
a. to gain weight
Adrián ha engordado desde su accidente.Adrian has gained weight since his accident.
b. to put on weight
Ana engordó durante el embarazo y no ha podido bajar de peso.Ana put on weight during her pregnancy and hasn't been able to lose it.
c. to get fat
Miguel engordó cuando dejó de correr.Miguel got fat when he quit running.
2. (to cause weight gain)
a. to be fattening
Los palitos dorados de queso engordan.Deep-fried cheese sticks are fattening.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to make fat)
a. to fatten up
Inyectan al ganado con esteroides para engordarlos.They inject the cattle with steroids to fatten them up.
b. to fatten
Hay que engordar las vacas en el otoño para prepararlas para el frío del invierno.We need to fatten the cows in the fall to prepare them for the winter cold.
4. (to inflate numbers)
a. to swell
Reportaron los metros cuadrados en lugar de los kilómetros lineales para engordar los números.They reported the square meters rather than linear kilometers in order to swell the numbers.
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engordar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (animal)
a. to fatten up
2. (aumentar)
a. to swell
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (persona)
a. to put on weight
he engordado seis kilosI've put on six kilos
4. (comida, bebida)
a. to be fattening
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engordar
transitive verb
1 [+animal, persona] to fatten (up)
2 [+número] to swell; increase
intransitive verb
1 (ponerse gordo) to get fat; (aumentar de peso) to put on weight; (Agr) to fatten;
2 [+comida] to be fattening
3 (enriquecerse) to get rich
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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