A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make leave)
a. to throw out
El partido político lo expulsó después de que se enteraran de su escándalo en las noticias.The political party threw him out after they found out about his scandal in the news.
b. to expel
Decidieron expulsarla del partido por insultar al presidente.They had decided to expel her from the party for insulting the president.
c. to eject
Nos gustaría expulsarlo de la organización, pero dona demasiado dinero.We would like to eject him from the organization, but he donates too much money.
2. (education)
a. to expel
El colegio lo expulsó porque le rompió la nariz a otro estudiante.The high school expelled him because he broke another student's nose.
b. to send down (United Kingdom)
Fue expulsado por ausentarse de clase demasiadas veces.He was sent down for cutting too many classes.
3. (sports)
a. to send off
El árbitro expulsó al futbolista de la cancha por falta de deportividad.The referee sent the soccer player off the field for poor sportsmanship.
b. to eject
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Lo expulsaron del partido por hablarle groseramente al árbitro.They ejected him from the game because he swore at the referee.
4. (to excrete gas)
a. to expel
Cuando exhalas, tus pulmones expulsan dióxido de carbono.When you exhale, your lungs expel carbon dioxide.
b. to pass
Una queja común después de una colonoscopia es las ganas constantes de expulsar gases.A common complaint after a colonoscopy is a constant need to pass gas.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (de local, organización)
a. to throw out
2. (de clase)
a. to send out
3. (de colegio, organización)
a. to expel
4. (sports)
a. to send off
5. (humo)
a. to emit, to give off
6. (objeto, sustancia)
a. to expel
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transitive verb
1 (hacer salir) [+alumno, inmigrante] to expel; [+jugador] to send off; eject; (EEUU) [+intruso, alborotador] to eject; throw out;de from
la expulsaron del partido she was expelled from the party; she was thrown out of the party; el árbitro lo expulsó del terreno de juego the referee sent him off the pitch
2 [+gases, humo] to expel
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