gemir
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gemir(
heh
-
meer
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to express suffering)
a. to moan
Todos gemían desconsoladamente en el funeral.Everyone moaned inconsolably at the funeral.
b. to groan
Los heridos gemían de dolor.The wounded groaned in pain.
2. (to howl)
a. to whine
El perro gemía y rascaba la puerta.The dog whined and scratched at the door.
3. (to make a moaning sound)
a. to moan (wind)
Podíamos escuchar el viento gimiendo tras la ventana.We could hear the wind moaning outside the window.
b. to groan (steps, chair)
Los peldaños gemían bajo sus pies.The steps groaned beneath his feet.
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gemir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (persona)
a. to moan, to groan
2. (animal)
a. to whine
3. (viento)
a. to howl
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gemir
intransitive verb
(quejarse) to groan; moan; (lamentarse) to wail; howl; [+animal] to whine; [+viento] to howl; wail
—sí —dijo gimiendo "yes," he groaned
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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