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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to go up)
a. to climb
Un día escalaré el monte Everest.Some day I will climb Mount Everest.
b. to scale
Escaló la pared utilizando una cuerda.She scaled the wall using a rope.
2. (to advance)
a. to climb
La canción no ha dejado de escalar puestos en la lista de éxitos.The song has being climbing positions nonstop in the charts.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (sports)
a. to climb
Nosotros vamos a escalar en el parque nacional todos los fines de semana.We go climbing at the national park every weekend.
4. (to advance)
a. to climb
Su matrimonio le sirvió para escalar socialmente.He used his marriage to climb the social ladder.
5. (nautical)
a. to put in
El barco escalará en Lanzarote y Casablanca.The ship will put in at Lanzarote and Casablanca.
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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 climb
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transitive verb
1 [+montaña] to climb; scale
2 [+casa] to burgle; burglarize; (EEUU) break into
3 (en la escala social) to scale; rise to
escalar puestos to move up
4 (Informática) (reducir) to scale down; (aumentar) to scale up
intransitive verb
1 [+alpinista] to climb
2 (en la escala social) to climb the social ladder; get on; go up in the world (familiar)
3 (Náutica) to call; put in;en at
4 (Mil) (Política) to escalate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "escalar"
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escalar montañas
to climb mountains
escalar rocas
no direct translation
escalar una montaña
to climb a mountain
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