A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make a sign with)
a. to wink
El policía guiñó un ojo y me dijo, "Pues no lo volverás a hacer, ¿verdad?"The policeman winked his eye and said, "Well, you won't do it again, will you?"
2. (to half close)
a. to blink
Andrea guiñaba mucho los ojos, como si tuviera una conjuntivitis.Andrea was blinking her eyes furiously, as if she had conjunctivitis.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
3. (to make a sign at one another)
a. to wink at each other
Las chicas se guiñaron y rieron con aire de complicidad.The girls winked at each other and laughed conspirationally.
b. to wink at one another
Nos guiñamos al comprobar que teníamos razón.We winked at one another when we confirmed that we were right.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to wink
guiñarle un ojo a alguiento wink at somebody
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to wink at each other
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transitive verb
to wink
guiñar el ojo a algn to wink at sb
intransitive verb
1 (con un ojo) to wink
2 (Aeronáutica) (Náutica) to yaw
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