jalear

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jalear(
hah
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leh
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ahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to encourage)
a. to cheer on
Todo el estadio jaleaba al atleta nigeriano mientras recorría los últimos 200 metros.The whole stadium cheered on the Nigerian athlete during the final 200 meters.
2. (to incite to attack)
a. to sic
El anciano jaleaba a sus perros para que nos atacara y gritó, "¡Salgan de mi propiedad!"The old man sicced his dogs on us and shouted, "Get off my property!"
b. to goad
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Jaleé al perro para que atacara al zorro que entró en nuestro jardín.I goaded my dog to attack the fox that came into our garden.
jalearse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to encourage)
a. to cheer on
Los bailarines de danza árabe se jaleaban a su amiga gritando un zaghareet.The belly dancers cheered on their friend by calling out a zaghareet.
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jalear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to cheer on
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jalear
transitive verb
1 (haciendo ruido) [+bailaor] to cheer on; [+perros] to urge on
2 (México) (burlarse) to jeer at
intransitive verb
(México) to amuse o.s. noisily
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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