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lamer

lamer(
lah
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mehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to brush the tongue over)
a. to lick
La niña se comió el helado de chocolate y luego lamió el plato.The little girl ate the chocolate ice cream and then licked the plate.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to splash)
a. to lap against
Las olas lamían la costa de arena blanca.The waves lapped against the white sand of the coast.
lamerse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (to wash oneself)
a. to lick oneself
El cachorro se lamía durante horas después de caerse al charco.The puppy licked himself for hours after falling into the puddle.
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lamer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to lick
2. (muy fam fig)
a.
lamerle el culo a alguiento lick somebody's arse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to lick oneself
4. (fig)
a.
lamerse las heridasto lick one's wounds
lamer
transitive verb
1 (con la lengua) to lick
2 [+olas] to lap (against)
3 (pasar rozando) to graze
pronominal verb
lamerse
que no se lame
un problema que no se lame a bloody great problem (muy_familiar)
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