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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to devour)
a. to guzzle (liquids)
La niñita se engulló una malteada de vainilla y luego se quejó de tener un dolor de estómago.The little girl guzzled a vanilla milkshake and later complained of having a stomachache.
b. to gobble up (food)
Tras engullirse la comida del plato, Ricardo se quedó dormido.After gobbling up all the food on his plate, Ricardo fell asleep.
c. to wolf down (food)
Oliver tenía tanta hambre que se engulló medio pastel en cinco minutos.Oliver was so hungry that he wolfed down half a cake in five minutes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to devour)
a. to gobble (food)
La enorme serpiente engullió al ratón vivo.The huge snake gobbled the mouse alive.
b. to gobble up (food)
Ni quiero acordarme del día que engullimos esas diez hamburguesas y luego nos enfermamos.I don't even want to think about that day when we gobbled up ten of those burgers and got sick later.
c. to wolf down (food)
Mi hijo adolescente engulle todo lo que le pongas enfrente.My teenage son wolfs down whatever you put in front of him.
d. to guzzle (liquids)
Tenía tanta sed que engullí el jugo de un tirón.I was so thirsty that I guzzled the juice in one gulp.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to gobble up, to wolf down
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transitive verb
to guzzle; gobble; gulp down
pronominal verb
engullirse to guzzle
Se engullió dos chuletones el solito.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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