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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make less clear)
a. to make opaque
Como la ventana del salón da directamente a la calle, hemos opacado los cristales para que no nos vean de fuera.As the living room window looks directly out onto the street, we've made the glass opaque so that people can't see in.
2. (to make darker)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to darken
De repente, una gran nube opacó el cielo.Suddenly, a large cloud darkened the sky.
3. (to outshine)
a. to overshadow
Alejandra es una excelente futbolista que opaca a todas sus compañeras en el campo.Alejandra is a great soccer player who overshadows all her teammates on the field.
4. (to mar)
a. to detract from
No vamos a dejar que nada opaque la felicidad que sentimos hoy.We won't let anything detract from how happy we're feeling today.
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opacar (Latinoamérica)
transitive verb
1 (hacer opaco) to make opaque; (oscurecer) to darken; (empañar) to mist up; (deslustrar) to dull; tarnish
2 [+persona] to outshine; overshadow
pronominal verb
1 (Latinoamérica) (hacerse opaco) to become opaque; (oscurecerse) to darken; get dark; (empañarse) to mist up; (deslustrarse) to lose its shine; become tarnished
2 (And) (Centroamérica) [+cielo] to cloud over
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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