A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to take away)
a. to extract
¿Cuánto cuesta extraer una muela?How much does it cost to have a tooth extracted?
b. to pull out
El dentista me extrajo las muelas del juicio.The dentist pulled out my wisdom teeth.
c. to take out
El turista extrajo un mapa de su bolsillo y me señaló una calle en el centro de la ciudad.The tourist took a map out of his pocket and pointed to a street in the city center.
d. to remove
Hay varias técnicas para extraer cálculos biliares.There are a number of ways to remove gallstones.
e. to get out
Los bomberos tardaron horas en extraer los cuerpos del amasijo en que quedó convertido el automóvil.Firefighters took hours to get the bodies out of the wrecked car.
2. (to collect blood)
a. to draw
La enfermera nos enseñó a extraer sangre de una vena.The nurse showed us how to draw blood from a vein.
b. to take
No me gusta que me extraigan sangre.I don't like having blood taken.
3. (to obtain)
a. to extract
Los detectives lograron extraer valiosa información del sospechoso.The detectives managed to extract valuable information from the suspect.
4. (to deduce)
a. to draw
Pudimos extraer algunas conclusiones relevantes.We were able to draw some significant conclusions.
5. (mining)
a. to extract (oil or mineral)
Hay diferentes maneras de extraer oro del suelo.There are various ways to extract gold from the ground.
b. to mine (mineral, stone or coal)
En esta zona se extraen muchos diamantes.Many diamonds are mined in this area.
c. to quarry (stone or slate)
Hace siglos que se extrae pizarra aquí.Slate has been quarried here for centuries.
6. (chemistry or biochemistry)
a. to extract
Existe un nuevo método que permite extraer ADN antiguo de los huesos.There's a new method for extracting ancient DNA from bones.
7. (mathematics)
a. to extract
Te explicaré cómo extraer una raíz cuadrada.I'll tell you how to extract a square root.
b. to calculate
No entiendo cómo extraer una raíz cúbica.I don't understand how to calculate a cube root.
8. (in a lottery or raffle)
a. to draw
Este año va a extraer los números una chica de once años.An eleven-year-old girl is going to draw the numbers this year.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (obtener, sacar)
a. to extract
2. (sangre)
a. to draw
3. (carbón)
a. to mine
4. (conclusiones)
a. to come to o draw
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transitive verb
1 [+diente, bala, astilla] to extract
2 (Minería) [+minerales] to mine; extract; [+petróleo] to extract; [+pizarra, mármol] to quarry
3 [+conclusiones] to draw
¿qué lecciones podemos extraer de todo esto?
4 (en sorteo) to draw
5 (Matemáticas) to extract
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