manejaban they handled
The word manejaban is the imperfect form of manejar in the third person plural. See the full manejar conjugation.
manejar
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manejar(
mah
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neh
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to deal with)
a. to handle
Un cajero de casino maneja mucho dinero.A casino cashier handles a lot of money.
b. to use
Hay que saber cómo manejar los datos para sacarles máximo provecho.You need to know how to use the data to get the most out of it.
c. to operate
¿Has aprendido a manejar la nueva maquinaria?Have you learned how to operate the new machinery?
2. (to control)
a. to handle
Hay que manejar la situación con mucho tacto.We need to handle the situation very tactfully.
3. (to direct)
a. to run
Un conglomerado extranjero ha manejado la empresa desde enero.A foreign conglomerate has run the company since January.
b. to manage
Me contrataron para manejar la bodega.They hired me to manage the warehouse.
4. (to exploit)
a. to manipulate
El director de la empresa maneja a sus empleados como quiere.The company director manipulates his staff at will.
5. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to drive
Mi padre me deja manejar su carro los fines de semana.My dad lets me drive his car on weekends.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to drive
Voy a aprender a manejar este verano.I'm going to learn to drive this summer.
manejarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (to handle oneself)
a. to get by
Se maneja muy bien en chino y ruso.She gets by very well in Chinese and Russian.
b. to manage
Se maneja perfectamente en su nuevo empleo.She's managing perfectly well in her new job.
8. (to act)
a. to behave
Los niños se manejaron muy bien en la excursión.The children behaved really well on the field trip.
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manejar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (máquina, mandos)
a. to operate
2. (caballo, bicicleta)
a. to handle
3. (arma)
a. to wield
4. (datos)
a. to handle
5. (conocimientos)
a. to use, to marshal
maneja varios lenguajes de programaciónshe can use several programming languages
manejan información de primera manothey use primary sources
6. (negocio)
a. to manage, to run
7. (gente)
a. to handle
8. (dominar)
a. to boss about
maneja a su novio a su antojoshe can twist her fiancé round her little finger
9. (vehículo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to drive
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (en vehículo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to drive
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
11. (desenvolverse)
a. to manage, to get by
no se maneja nada bien con las computadorashe doesn't have much of an idea of how to use computers
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manejar
transitive verb
1 (usar) [+herramienta, arma] to handle; use; [+máquina] to operate; [+idioma] to use
2 (dirigir) [+negocio, empresa] to run; [+asuntos] to look after
3 [+dinero] to handle
manejan cifras elevadísimas they handle huge sums (of money)
4
manejar a algn: mi tía maneja a su marido my aunt keeps her husband under her thumb
5 (Latinoamérica) (Automóviles) to drive
intransitive verb
1
manejar con cuidado handle with care
2 (Latinoamérica) (Automóviles) to drive
el examen de manejar the driving test
pronominal verb
manejarse
1 (España) (desenvolverse) to manage
no te preocupes, puedo manejarme o manejármelas yo sola don't worry, I can manage on my own
él sabe manejarse solo
se maneja bien en inglés he gets along fine in English; se maneja bien con los chiquillos she's good with the kids; ¿cómo te (las) manejas para estudiar y trabajar? how do you manage to study and work at the same time?; ya empieza a manejarse con ayuda de las muletas she's beginning to get about with the aid of crutches
2 (comportarse) to act; behave
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