A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (agriculture)
a. to work
El agricultor está laborando la tierra para poder cultivar una cosecha después.The farmer is working the soil to be able to raise crops later.
b. to till
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
Carmen está plantando semillas tras laborar el terreno ayer.Carmen is planting some seeds after tilling the land yesterday.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(to labor)
a. to work
Los conductores laboran más de 10 horas al día para ganarse el jornal.The drivers work over 10 hours a day to earn a day's wage.
3. (to strive: used with "por")
a. to work to
Los sindicalistas laboran por conseguir más derechos para los trabajadores.The union members are working to achieve more workers' rights.
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transitive verb
1 (trabajar) to work
2 (Agr) to work; till (literario)
intransitive verb
1 (trabajar) to work
2 (intrigar) to scheme; plot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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