invernar
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invernar(
eem
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behr
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nahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to overwinter)
a. to winter
Como no me gusta el frío, usualmente invierno en una isla tropical.I don't like the cold weather, so I usually winter on a tropical island.
En enero, encontré tres murciélagos invernando en el altillo de mi casa.In January, I found three bats wintering in the attic of my house.
b. to spend the winter
Las ardillas juntan comida y la almacenan en su manida para invernar.Squirrels collect food and bring it to their den to spend the winter.
2. (stockbreeding)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to pasture and fatten in winter
Era junio y las reses en el campo ya invernaban.It was June and the cattle in the ranch already pastured and fattened in winter.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (stockbreeding)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to pasture and fatten in winter
No había forraje suficiente para invernar a las vacas.There wasn't enough feed to pasture and fatten the cows in the winter.
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invernar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (pasar el invierno)
a. to (spend the) winter
2. (hibernar)
a. to hibernate
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invernar
intransitive verb
1 (pasar el invierno) to winter; spend the winter; (Zoología) to hibernate
2 (S. Cone) [+ganado] to pasture (and fatten) in winter
transitive verb
(S. Cone) [+ganado] to pasture (and fatten) in winter
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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