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A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to keep oneself out of view)
a. to hide oneself
No puedes esconderte del mundo.You can't hide yourself from the world.
b. to conceal oneself
Traté de esconderme detrás de un arbusto.I tried to conceal myself behind a bush.
2. (to be hidden)
a. to hide
Quisiera saber qué se esconde detrás de esa fachada de respetabilidad.I'd like to know what hides beneath that facade of respectability.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to keep out of view)
a. to hide
Escondió su regalo debajo de la cama.He hid his gift under the bed.
b. to conceal
Una forma de esconder las arrugas es usando maquillaje.One way to conceal wrinkles is to use make-up.
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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 hide, to conceal
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to hide
¡rápido, escóndete!quick, hide!
no te escondas de mídon't hide from me
detrás de su seriedad se esconde un gran sentido del humorhis seriousness conceals a lively sense of humor
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transitive verb
to hide; conceal;de from;
pronominal verb
esconderse (ocultarse) to hide; hide o.s.; conceal o.s.; (estar escondido) to be hidden; lurk
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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nadie podía esconderse del terror
nobody could hide because of the terrror they felt
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