hincar

hincar(
eeng
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kahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to ram)
a. to thrust
El caballero le clavó una lanza en la espalda al enemigo.The knight thrust a spear into the enemy's back.
b. to drive
El montañista hincó los clavos de las botas en el hielo para avanzar.The climber drove the spikes of the boots into the ice to move forward.
c. to bury
El perro me hincó los dientes en la pierna.The dog buried his fangs in my leg.
d. to stick
Hincamos banderitas estadounidenses en las hamburguesas.We stuck little American flags into the hamburgers.
hincarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to kneel down)
a. to kneel
El investigador se hincó para mirar de cerca la pisada del suelo.The policeman kneeled to look closely at the footprint on the floor.
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hincar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
hincar algo ento stick something into
2. (fig)
a.
hincarle el diente a algoto get to grips with something, to get to work on something
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a.
hincarse de rodillasto fall to one's knees
hincar
transitive verb
(meter) [+objeto punzante] to thrust; drive;en into; [+pie] to set (firmly);en on
hincó el bastón en el suelo he stuck his stick in the ground; he thrust his stick into the ground; hincó la mirada en ella he fixed his gaze on her; he stared at her fixedly
hincarla (trabajar mucho) to slog (familiar); work hard
pronominal verb
hincarse
hincarse de rodillas especialmente (Latinoamérica) to kneel; kneel down
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