exprimir

exprimir(
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pree
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meer
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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 extract)
a. to squeeze
Vamos a exprimir un poco de jugo de naranja para el desayuno.Let's squeeze some orange juice for breakfast.
b. to squeeze out
Agarré la toronja y exprimí el jugo.I grabbed the grapefruit and squeezed out the juice.
2. (to squeeze dry)
a. to wring out
Exprimí el traje de baño y lo tendí a secar.I wrung out my bathing suit and hung it out to dry.
3. (to abuse)
a. to exploit
La cazafortunas exprimió al viejito por su herencia y luego lo abandonó.The gold-digger exploited the old man for his inheritance and then abandoned him.
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exprimir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (fruta)
a. to squeeze
2. (zumo)
a. to squeeze out
3. (persona)
a. to exploit
exprimir
transitive verb
1 [+limón, naranja] to squeeze; [+jugo] to squeeze out; express (formal)
2 [+ropa] to wring out; squeeze dry
3 [+persona] to exploit
pronominal verb
exprimirse
exprimirse el cerebro o los sesos to rack one's brains
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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