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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to let out air)
a. to exhale
Cuando respiramos, inhalamos aire y exhalamos dióxido de carbono.When we breathe, we inhale air and exhale carbon dioxide.
b. to breathe out
Vi a varios fumadores en el café exhalando humo lentamente.I saw many smokers at the café breathing out smoke slowly.
2. (to emit)
a. to heave (sigh)
Exhalé un profundo suspiro de alivio cuando terminó la entrevista.I heaved a deep sigh of relief when the interview was over.
b. to utter (moan or complaint)
María pasó toda la tarde exhalando quejas sobre el transporte público.Maria spent the whole afternoon uttering complaints about public transportation.
c. to give off (scent)
Las velas en la habitación exhalaban un aroma a lavanda.The candles in the room gave off a scent of lavender.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (aire)
a. to exhale, to breathe out
2. (suspiros)
a. to heave
exhalar el último suspiroto breathe one's last (breath)
3. (olor, vapor)
a. to give off
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transitive verb
1 (arrojar) [+aire] to exhale; [+gas] to emit; give off
2 [+persona] [+suspiro] to breathe; [+gemido] to utter
exhalar el último suspiro to give up one's last breath; breathe one's last
pronominal verb
exhalarse to hurry
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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