A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to hit with a hammer)
a. to hammer
El herrero sacó la espada de la fragua y comenzó a martillarla.The blacksmith took the sword out of the forge and started to hammer it.
Los obreros están martillando el tejado para poner tejas nuevas.The workers are hammering the roof to put new tiles in.
2. (to worry)
a. to torment
La conciencia martillaba al conductor que había atropellado accidentalmente a un peatón.The driver who had accidentally run over a pedestrian was tormented by his conscience.
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