A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to support with stakes)
a. to stake
Habrá que estacar las plantas para impedir que el viento las venza.We'll have to stake the plants to prevent the wind from bending them.
2. (to enclose with stakes)
a. to stake off
La zona estacada es donde murieron las reses.The staked-off area is where the cattle died.
3. (to tie to a post)
a. to tie up
El granjero estacó a su vaca.The farmer tied up his cow.
b. to tether
Los vaqueros estacaron sus caballos.The cowboys tethered their horses.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to stand)
a. to stand rooted to the spot
De pronto su caballo se estacó y el jinete cayó al suelo.Suddenly his horse stood rooted to the spot and the horseman fell to the ground.
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transitive verb
1 (Latinoamérica) (herir) to wound; (pinchar) to prick
2 [+tierra, propiedad] to stake out; stake off
3 [+animal] to tie to a post
4 (And) (Caribe) (engañar) to deceive
pronominal verb
1 (quedarse inmóvil) to stand rooted to the spot; stand stiff as a pole
estacarse un pie (And) (Centroamérica) (Caribe) to prick o.s. in the foot
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