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# multiply

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This word is spelled "multi-ply” when used as an adjective.
multiply
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (mathematics)
a.
In this problem you must multiply 10 by 20.En este problema hay que multiplicar 10 por 20.
2. (to increase)
a.
Smoking and drinking alcohol multiply the risk of heart disease.Fumar y tomar alcohol multiplica el riesgo de padecer enfermedades cardíacas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to increase)
a.
When we lost the harvest, our problems began to multiply.Cuando se perdió la cosecha, empezaron a multiplicarse nuestros problemas.
4. (mathematics)
a.
Count your heartbeat for 30 seconds, then multiply by two to get the rate per minute.Cuenta los latidos de tu corazón durante 30 segundos, luego multiplica por dos para llegar al ritmo por minuto.
5. (to reproduce)
a.
If the body does not defend against the bacterium, it will multiply.Si el cuerpo no se defiende contra la bacteria, se multiplicará.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (in many ways)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Natural and man-made threats leave many of these species multiply endangered.Las amenazas naturales y esas causadas por el hombre dejan a muchas de estas especies en peligro de extinción por vías múltiples.
We need new strategies for looking after these multiply challenged children.Necesitamos nuevas estrategias para cuidar de estos niños con discapacidades múltiples.
multiply
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. multiplicar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (reproduce)
a. multiplicarse
multiply [ˈmʌltɪplaɪ]
transitive verb
(Mat) multiplicar
to multiply eight by seven multiplicar ocho por siete
intransitive verb
1 (Mat) multiplicar
2 (reproduce o.s.) multiplicarse
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