A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to collect)
a. recoger
The forest is full of squirrels gathering acorns.El bosque está lleno de ardillas recogiendo bellotas.
We spent a pleasant hour gathering blackberries.Pasamos una hora agradable recogiendo moras.
b. reunir
The teacher gathered all her students together.La maestra reunió a todos los alumnos.
c. juntar
I need more time to gather more signatures.Necesito más tiempo para juntar más firmas.
d. recolectar
We have gathered large amounts of data for the project.Hemos recolectado grandes cantidades de datos para el proyecto.
2. (to accumulate)
a. acumular
The books were just gathering dust. No one read them.Los libros simplemente acumulaban polvo. Nadie los leía.
3. (to conclude)
a. tener entendido
I gather that you and Jane have split up.Tengo entendido que tú y Jane se han separado.
4. (sewing)
a. fruncir
Make sure to gather the waist on that dress.Asegúrate de fruncir la cintura de ese vestido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to assemble)
a. reunirse
People are gathering in the square.La gente se está reuniendo en la plaza.
b. congregarse
Thousands of fans gathered at the entrance to the stadium.Miles de fans se congregaron en la entrada del estadio.
c. juntarse
We are gathering to plan the wedding.Nos vamos a juntar para planificar la boda.
6. (to accumulate)
a. acumularse
She let dust gather on the furniture and it was almost an inch thick.Dejó acumularse el polvo en los muebles y estaba a casi una pulgada de alto.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (collect)
a. reunir
2. (fruit, flowers)
a. recoger
to gather the harvestrecoger la cosecha, cosechar
he gathered his thoughtspuso en orden sus ideas
to gather all one's strength to do somethinghacer acopio de fuerzas para hacer algo
we are gathered here today…estamos hoy aquí reunidos…
he gathered her in his armsla tomó entre sus brazos
3. (accumulate; dirt, dust)
a. acumular
4. (fig)
to be gathering dustestar arrinconado(a)
to gather speedganar velocidad
5. (conclude, understand)
to gather that…deducir que…, entender que…
as you may already have gathered…como probablemente ya habrás deducido…
so I gathereso parece
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (people)
a. reunirse, congregarse
7. (things)
a. acumularse
a storm is gatheringse está formando una tormenta
to gather round the fire/the radioreunirse en torno al fuego/a la radio
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gather [ˈɡæðəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (also gather together) [+people, objects] reunir; juntar;(also gather up) [+pins, sticks etc] recoger; [+harvest, crop] recoger; recolectar; [+flowers] coger; recoger; (LAm) [+information] reunir; recopilar; [+hair] recoger; (Cos) fruncir; [+taxes] recaudar
we gathered enough firewood to last the night reunimos leña suficiente para toda la noche; to gather dust acumular polvo; to gather one's thoughts (together) ordenar sus pensamientos; she gathered her coat around her se envolvió en su abrigo
2 (gain)
to gather speed ir ganando or adquiriendo velocidad; to gather strength cobrar fuerzas
to gather that (understand) tener entendido que; (discover) enterarse de que; as you will have gathered ... se habrá dado cuenta de que ...; as far as I could gather hasta donde pude enterarme; I gather from him that ... según lo que me dice ...; what are we to gather from this? ¿qué consecuencia sacamos de esto?
intransitive verb
1 [+people] (also gather together) reunirse; juntarse; congregarse; (crowd together) amontonarse; [+dust] acumularse; [+clouds] acumularse; cerrarse
they gathered in the doorway se apiñaron en la entrada
2 (Med) formar pus
(Cos) frunce (m)
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