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mecer

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mecer(
meh
-
sehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
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.).
pronominal verb
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.
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mecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to rock
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (en silla)
a. to rock
3. (en columpio, hamaca)
a. to swing
4. (árbol, rama)
a. to sway
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mecer
transitive verb
1 [+cuna, niño] to rock; (en columpio) to swing; [+rama] to cause to sway; move to and fro; [+olas] [+barco] to rock
las olas mecen las lanchas
2 [+líquido] to stir; [+recipiente] to shake
pronominal verb
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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