escupir
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escupir(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to eject saliva)
a. to spit
El policía multó a un hombre por escupir en la calle.The policeman fined a man for spitting in the street.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to eject from one's mouth)
a. to spit
Jack tosió y escupió sangre en su pañuelo.Jack coughed and spat blood into his handkerchief.
b. to spit out
La leche estaba agria y el niño la escupió.The milk was sour and the child spat it out.
c. to spit up
¿Me puedes traer una toalla? El bebé está escupiendo la leche de fórmula.Can you bring me a towel? The baby is spitting up the formula.
3. (to emit)
a. to spew
El volcán sigue escupiando lava y cenizas.The volcano is still spewing lava and ash.
b. to belch out
El carro escupía humo negro en la carretera.The car was belching out black smoke onto the road.
4. (to confess)
a. to spit out
Ninguno de los dos detenidos escupieron una palabra sobre el paradero de la droga.Neither of the detainees spat out a word about the whereabouts of the drugs.
5. (to exclaim angrily)
a. to spit
"¡Mentiroso!" escupió el sospechoso."Liar!" the suspect spat.
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escupir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to spit
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (sujeto: persona, animal)
a. to spit out
3. (sujeto: volcán, chimenea)
a. to belch out
escupir a alguiento spit at somebody
le escupió en la carashe spat in his face
las ametralladoras escupían fuegothe machine guns were blazing away
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escupir
intransitive verb
to spit
escupir a algn to spit at sb; escupir a la cara de algn to spit in sb's face; escupir en el suelo to spit on the ground
ser de medio escupir to be as common as muck (familiar)
transitive verb
1 [+persona] [+sangre] to spit; [+comida] to spit out; [+palabra] to spit; spit out
2 (arrojar) [+llamas] to belch out; spew
3 (confesar) to cough (familiar); sing (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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