ladear

ladear(
lah
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deh
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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 incline)
a. to tip
El caballero ladeó el sombrero y me sonrió.The gentleman tipped his hat and smiled at me.
b. to tilt to one side
Enderecé todos los cuadros que el niño travieso había ladeado.I put upright all the paintings that the little rascal had tilted to one side.
c. to put to one side (head)
El gato ladeó la cabeza cuando se vio en el espejo.The cat put his head to one side when he saw himself in the mirror.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to avoid going directly through)
a. to go around
No quiero pasar por el centro; vamos a ladear.I don't want to go through the city center; let's go around.
ladearse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to incline)
a. to tip
El vaquero se ladeó el sombrero y dijo, "Hola, señora."The cowboy tipped his hat and said, "Howdy, ma'am."
b. to lean
¿Cuándo comenzó a ladearse la Torre de Pisa?When did the Tower of Pisa begin to lean?
c. to tilt over
Uno de los postes de luz comenzó a ladearse.One of the utility posts began to tilt over.
d. to tip over
Los árboles se ladearon debido al deslizamiento de tierra.The trees tipped over during the landslide.
4. (to turn about)
a. to turn around
Ángela se iba alejando, pero se ladeó y preguntó, "¿Qué dijiste?"Angela was walking away, but turned around and asked, "What did you just say?"
5. (to support; used with "with")
a. to side with
No puedo creer que te hayas ladeado con ese cascarrabias.I can't believe you sided with that grouch.
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ladear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to tilt
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (cuadro)
a. to tilt
3. (persona)
a. to turn sideways
ladear
transitive verb
1 (inclinar) to tilt; tip; (Aeronáutica) to bank; turn; [+cabeza] to tilt; put on one side;
2 [+montaña] to skirt; go round the side of
intransitive verb
1 (inclinarse) to tilt; tip; lean
2 (apartarse) to turn aside; turn off
pronominal verb
ladearse
1 (inclinarse) to lean;a towards; (torcerse) to bend; (Dep) to swerve; (Aeronáutica) to bank; turn
se ladea al otro partido
2 (Chile) (enamorarse) to fall in love;con with
3
ladearse con to be equal to; be even with
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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