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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to inspect)
a. to scrutinize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El testigo escudriñó los rasgos del sospechoso para identificarlo correctamente.The witness scrutinized the suspect's features in order to properly identify him.
b. to scrutinise (United Kingdom)
Podía sentir sus ojos escudriñando mi rostro con intensidad.I could feel her eyes scrutinising my face intensely.
c. to scan
El capitán escudriñó el horizonte, en busca de barcos piratas.The captain scanned the horizon, looking for pirate ships.
d. to examine
El detective escudriñó la habitación, pero no encontró pistas.The detective examined the room, but he didn't find any clues.
e. to search
Ana escudriñó las lista de bajas para ver si figuraba el nombre de su esposo.Ana searched the casualty list for her husband's name.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (examinar)
a. to scrutinize, to examine
2. (otear)
a. to search
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transitive verb
1 (investigar) to inquire into; investigate
2 (examinar) to scrutinize
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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