masticar

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masticar(
mahs
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to munch)
a. to chew
Dicen que hay que masticar 32 veces la comida antes de tragarla.They say you need to chew your food 32 times before you swallow it.
b. to masticate (formal)
Los nativos mastican las hojas de coca para evitar el apunamiento.The natives masticate coca leaves to avoid altitude sickness.
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masticar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to chew
2. (fig)
a.
hay que dárselo todo masticadoyou need to spoon-feed him
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masticar
transitive verb
to chew; masticate (formal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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