naufragar

naufragar(
now
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frah
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gahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to go down)
a. to sink (ship)
El barco naufragó en el golfo durante una tormenta.The ship sank in the gulf during a storm.
b. to be wrecked (ship)
El año pasado un barco de carga naufragó cerca de la costa francesa, provocando enormes pérdidas económicas.A cargo ship was wrecked off the French coast last year, causing huge financial losses.
c. to be shipwrecked (person)
Afortunadamente ya rescataron a los marineros que habían naufragado.Fortunately the shipwrecked sailors have now been rescued.
2. (to be unsuccessful)
a. to fail
Nuestro proyecto naufragó por falta de fondos.Our project failed through lack of funds.
b. to go under
El negocio naufragó y tuvimos que vender la casa.The business went under and we had to sell the house.
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naufragar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (barco)
a. to sink, to be wrecked
2. (persona)
a. to be shipwrecked
3. (fracasar)
a. to fail, to collapse
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naufragar
intransitive verb
1 [+barco] to be wrecked; sink; [+gente] to be shipwrecked
2 [+película, obra, asunto] to fail; [+negocio] to go under; fail
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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