esparcir

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esparcir(
ehs
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pahr
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seer
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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 disperse)
a. to scatter
Los niños esparcieron los juguetes por toda la casa.The kids scattered the toys all around the house.
b. to spread
El director esparció el cancionero entre los coristas.The conductor spread the songbook among the members of the choir.
c. to strew
Ana esparció pan rallado por la parte de arriba de la cacerola antes de ponerla en el horno.Ana strewed breadcrumbs over the top of the pan before she put it in the oven.
2. (to divulge)
a. to spread
La prensa esparció el rumor de que el actor tenía una amante.The press spread the rumor that the actor had a lover.
b. to disseminate
Los científicos esparcieron las conclusiones de sus investigaciones.The scientists disseminated the findings of their research.
3. (to entertain)
a. to amuse
El baile es una actividad que puede esparcir a la gente.Dancing is an activity that can amuse people.
esparcirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to be dispersed)
a. to spread
El fuego se esparció por toda la casa en cuestión de minutos.The fire spread through the house in a matter of minutes.
b. to be scattered
El polvo se esparció sobre todos los muebles.The dust was scattered over all the furniture.
c. to spread out
La epidemia se esparció rápidamente por todo el continente.The epidemic spread out quickly across the continent.
5. (to be disseminated)
a. to spread
Se esparció rápidamente la noticia de mi embarazo.The news about my pregnancy spread quickly.
6. (to entertain oneself)
a. to amuse oneself
Jugar ajedrez me ayuda a esparcirme.Playing chess helps me amuse myself.
b. to relax
Ir de campamento nos ayudará a esparcirnos.Going camping will help us relax.
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esparcir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (extender)
a. to spread
2. (diseminar)
a. to scatter
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to spread (out)
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esparcir
transitive verb
1 (desparramar) to spread; scatter
2 (divulgar) to disseminate
3 (distraer) to amuse; divert
pronominal verb
esparcirse
1 (desparramarse) to spread; spread out; scatter
2 (descansar) to relax
3 (divertirse) to amuse o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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