manotear
manotear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to try to grasp)
a. to snatch
Manuel intentó manotear el control remoto para así poder cambiar de canal.Manuel tried to snatch the remote control so he could change the channel.
b. to clutch
Manoteé mis llaves y escapé de esa habitación.I clutched my keys and escaped that room.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to make hand gestures)
a. to gesticulate
Romina manotea mucho cuando habla. Distrae mucho.Romina gesticulates a lot when she talks. It's distracting.
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manotear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to gesticulate
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manotear
transitive verb
(dar palmadas) to slap; smack
intransitive verb
1 (gesticular) to gesticulate
2 (S. Cone) (México) (arrancar) to bag-snatch; (robar) to steal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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