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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 from)
a. evacuar
The army evacuated the civilians from the area in anticipation of an enemy attack.El ejército evacuó a los civiles de la zona en previsión de un ataque enemigo.
b. desalojar
There was a bomb scare and the police evacuated the building.Hubo un aviso de bomba y la policía desalojó el edificio.
2. (to leave)
a. evacuar
The inhabitants evacuated the area for fear of new volcanic eruptions during the night.Los habitantes evacuaron la zona ante el temor a nuevas erupciones volcánicas durante la noche.
b. desalojar
The fire forced residents to evacuate the building.El incendio obligó a los residentes a desalojar el edificio.
3. (to defecate)
a. evacuar
The moment I start to exercise, I feel the need to evacuate my bowels.En cuanto me pongo a hacer ejercicio, siento necesidad de evacuar el vientre.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to leave)
a. evacuar
The fire alarm went off at the hotel at 3 am and we had to evacuate.A las 3 am sonó la alarma de incendios del hotel y tuvimos que evacuarlo.
5. (to defecate)
a. evacuar
The patient’s bowels evacuated without issue.El paciente evacuó el vientre sin problema.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (person, area)
a. evacuar
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evacuate [ɪˈvækjʊeɪt]
transitive verb
1 [+people] evacuar
they managed to evacuate two thousand patients from the military hospital
he was evacuated to a hospital in Haifa lo evacuaron a un hospital de Haifa
2 [+building, area] evacuar
families were forced to evacuate their homes German troops must evacuate the area within the next month
3 [+bowels] evacuar
intransitive verb
1 [+people, troops]
Mrs May? Can you hear? Evacuate immediately, Mrs May. Now
civilians were given the order to evacuate les dieron órdenes a los civiles de que evacuaran la zona
Vang Pao was still fighting and we had to persuade him to evacuate, before his forces were isolated
the British decided to evacuate los británicos decidieron abandonar el lugar
2 [+bowels] evacuar
he's the sort of person whose head never aches, whose bowels evacuate smoothly at the same time every day
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