ordeñar
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ordeñar(
ohr
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deh
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nyahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dairy farming)
a. to milk
Pedro ordeña vacas en el rancho desde que era niño.Pedro has been milking cows at the ranch since he was a boy.
2. (olive picking)
a. to pick (olives)
Hay que ordeñar las aceitunas manualmente.The olives have to be picked by hand.
b. to harvest (olives)
Es mucho mejor ordeñar las aceitunas a mano.It's much better to harvest the olives by hand.
c. to handpick the olives from (olive trees)
Cuando las aceitunas están maduras, se ordeñan los olivos.When the olives are ripe, they are handpicked from the olive trees.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to take advantage of)
a. to milk
El gobernador tiene tanto dinero porque ha estado ordeñando al Estado.The governor has all that money because he has been milking the state.
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ordeñar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to milk
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ordeñar
transitive verb
[+vaca, oveja] to milk; [+aceitunas] to harvest;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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