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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make flush)
a. to level
El obrero niveló el cemento con un rasero antes de que se endureciera.The worker leveled the concrete with a strickle before it hardened.
b. to grade
Una aplanadora niveló el terreno.A steamroller graded the terrain.
2. (to equalize)
a. to even out
Voy a jugar para el otro lado así nivelamos los equipos.I'm going to play for the other side so we even out the teams.
3. (finance)
a. to balance
El gobierno eliminó gastos con el fin de nivelar el presupuesto.The government cut expenses in order to balance the budget.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to get even)
a. to level off
Con nuestra última victoria, la serie se niveló 2 a 2.With our last victory, the series leveled off 2-2.
b. to level out
Los salarios de las mujeres se nivelaron con los de los hombres.The salaries of women leveled out with those of men.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (allanar)
a. to level
2. (equilibrar)
a. to even out
3. (finance)
a. to balance
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transitive verb
1 [+superficie] to level (out); (Ferro) to grade
2 [+diferencias, deficiencias] to even (out); even (up)
3 [+presupuesto] to balance;con against; adjust;con to; [+déficit] to cover
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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