A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to move back and forth) a. to rock (in a chair or crib) Mecer suavemente al bebé lo reconforta y le ayuda a eliminar los gases. Gently rocking the baby will calm him and help him pass gas. b. to swing (in a hammock or swing) Meces un ratito mi hamaca para ver si me duermo? Would you swing my hammock for a little while to see if I can get to sleep? c. to shake El huracán meció de un lado al otro las palmeras. The hurricane shook the palm trees back and forth. mecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to move back and forth) a. to swing Cuando era niña, solía venir a este parque a mecerme en los columpios. When I was a little girl, I used to come to this park to swing in the playground. b. to rock Mi abuela se pasa las tardes en la terraza meciéndose en su mecedora. Mi grandmother spends the afternoons on the front porch rocking in her rocking chair. c. to sway Las ramas del cerezo se mecen suavemente con la brisa. The branches of the cherry tree are swaying lightly in the breeze. Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc. mecer
1 [+cuna, niño] to rock; (en columpio) to swing; [+rama] to cause to sway; move to and fro; [+olas] [+barco] to rock 2 [+líquido] to stir; [+recipiente] to shake
mecerse (en mecedora) to rock (to and fro); (en columpio) to swing; [+rama] to sway; move to and fro; Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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