esbozar
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esbozar(
ehs
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boh
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to draw)
a. to sketch
Esbocé un mapa del pueblo y se lo pasé a Federico.I sketched a map of the village and passed it to Federico.
b. to rough out
Ya esbocé el retrato. Ahora me falta terminarlo.I've already roughed out the portrait. Now I just need to finish it.
c. to outline
El pintor había esbozado la figura de una mujer en tinta negra.The painter had outlined the figure of a woman in black ink.
2. (to explain)
a. to outline
Javier esbozó las propuestas de mercado para el próximo año.Javier outlined the marketing proposals for next year.
3. (to show)
a. to give a hint of
Alejandra no dijo mucho, pero esbozó una sonrisa.Alejandra didn't say much, but she gave a hint of a smile.
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esbozar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to sketch, to outline
esomebodyozar una sonrisato give a hint of a smile
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esbozar
transitive verb
1 (Arte) to sketch; outline
2 [+plan] to outline
esbozar una sonrisa to smile a faint smile; force a smile
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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