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estuviste barrenando
-you were drilling
Preterite progressiveconjugation ofbarrenar.
estuviste barrenando
-you were drilling
Preterite progressivevosconjugation ofbarrenar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bore a hole in)
a. to drill
Los geólogos han estado barrenando la formación para extraer muestras.The geologists have been drilling the formation to obtain samples.
b. to bore
Un testigo aseguró que había visto al acusado barrenando el casco de la embarcación.A witness claimed that he had seen the defendant boring the hull of the boat.
2. (to impede)
a. to foil
El servicio secreto barrenó una conspiración contra el ministro.The secret service foiled a plot against the minister.
b. to frustrate
El aspirante a candidato quería vengarse de los miembros de su partido que habían barrenado sus ambiciones el año anterior.The aspiring candidate wanted to take revenge on the members of his party who had frustrated his ambitions the year before.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (taladrar)
a. to drill
2. (frustrar)
a. to scupper
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transitive verb
1 (taladrar) [+madera, metal] to drill; bore; [+roca] to blast; [+barco] to scuttle
2 (volar) to blast
3 (frustrar) to foil; frustrate
4 (Jur) to violate; infringe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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