Estuvieron truncando is the past progressive form of truncar in the third person plural.
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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 interrupt)
a. to cut short
La vida del escritor se truncó por un accidente automovilístico.The writer's life was cut short by a car accident.
b. to ruin
La derrota en Lima truncó las aspiraciones del equipo argentino que quedó fuera del torneo.The defeat in Lima ruined the aspirations of the Argentine team which was knocked out of the tournament.
2. (to make shorter)
a. to cut short
La joven empezó a hablar pero truncó sus palabras cuando oyó un grito.The young woman started to talk but her words were cut short when she heard a scream.
b. to truncate
Si truncas un párrafo por falta de espacio, el texto puede volverse incomprensible.If you truncate a paragraph because of lack of space, the text can become incomprehensible.
c. to shorten
Esta herramienta te permitirá truncar texto en línea en un solo clic.This tool will enable you to shorten online text with one simple click.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (frustrar; vida, carrera)
a. to cut short
2. (planes, ilusiones)
a. to spoil, to ruin
transitive verb
1 (acortar) [+texto] to truncate; shorten; [+cita] to mutilate
2 [+carrera, vida] to cut short; [+esperanzas] to dash; [+proyecto] to ruin; [+desarrollo] to stunt; check
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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