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matear(
mah
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teh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to consume maté) (Southern Cone)
a. to drink maté
Los domingos me gusta matear echado en el sofá mientras leo un buen libro.On Sundays I like to drink maté while lying on the couch reading a good book.
2. (hunting)
a. to search in the bushes
El perro estuvo mateando, pero no encontró la presa.The dog searched in the bushes but didn't find the prey.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (chess)
a. to checkmate
Si la torre se mueve, las blancas corren el riesgo de ser mateadas.If the rook moves, white risks being checkmated.
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matear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to drink maté (Southern Cone)
matear
transitive verb
(Agr) to plant at regular intervals; sow in groups
intransitive verb
1 (Botánica) to sprout (thickly)
2 [+perro] to hunt among the bushes
matear
intransitive verb
(Latinoamérica) to drink maté
matear
transitive verb
(S. Cone)
1 (Ajedrez) to checkmate
2 (mezclar) to mix
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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