escurrir

escurrir(
ehs
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koo
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rreer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to remove liquid)
a. to drain
Después de escurrir la pasta ponle agua fría.After draining the pasta, rinse it with cold water.
b. to strain
Escurre las verduras cuando estén cocidas.Strain the vegetables when they are cooked.
c. to wring
Escurrí las playeras antes de colgarlas a secar.I wrung the shirts before hanging them to dry.
d. to wring out
La lavadora escurre la ropa al final del ciclo.The washing machine wrings out the clothes at the end of the cycle.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to lose liquid)
a. to drip
El lavabo de la cocina escurre incesantementeThe kitchen's sink drips incessantly.
b. to drain
Dejé tu suéter de lana a escurrir porque es demasiado delicado para meterlo en la secadora.I left your wool sweater out to drain, because it's too delicate to put in the dryer.
escurrirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to lose liquid)
a. to drip
Se está escurriendo el agua de esa llave.Water is dripping from that faucet.
b. to drip-dry
¡Va a llover! Mete a la casa la ropa que está escurriéndose afuera en el tendedero.It's about to rain! Get the clothes that are drip-drying on the clothesline inside the house.
4. (to glide)
a. to slip
El vaso de vidrio se me escurrió de las manos, cayó al suelo y se rompió.The glass slipped through my fingers and smashed against the floor.
b. to slide
Se me escurrió la alianza del dedo y no puedo encontrarla.My wedding ring slid off my finger and I can't find it.
5. (to escape)
a. to slip away
Desafortunadamente, el ladrón se le escurrió a la policía.Unfortunately, the thief slipped away from the police.
6. (to say more)
a. to slip out
Se me escurrió un comentario hiriente e inmediatamente me arrepentí.A hurtful comment slipped out and I immediately regretted it.
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escurrir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (platos, verdura)
a. to drain
2. (ropa)
a. to wring out
3. (fam fig)
a.
escurrir el bultoto get out of it
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (gotear)
a. to drip
deja los platos a escurrirleave the dishes to drain
5. (resbalar)
a. to slide
una lágrima escurrió por su mejillaa tear slid down her cheek
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (colloquial)
a. to get away, to escape
7. (resbalarse)
a.
se me escurrió de las manosit slipped through my fingers
escurrir
transitive verb
[+ropa] to wring; wring out; [+platos, líquido, botella] to drain; [+verduras] to strain;
intransitive verb
[+líquido] to drip
pronominal verb
escurrirse
1 [+líquido] to drip
2 (resbalarse) [+objeto] to slip; slide
se me escurrió de entre las manos it slipped out of my hands
3 [+comentario] to slip out
4 [+persona] to slip away; sneak off
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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