orillar

orillar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to dodge)
a. to avoid
Andrea siempre trata de orillar los conflictos; detesta las discusiones.Andrea always tries to avoid conflict. She hates arguments.
b. to get around
Si pudimos orillar este obstáculo, estoy segura de que conseguiremos nuestro objetivo.If we managed to get around this obstacle, I'm sure we'll achieve our goal.
c. to skirt
No puedes orillar el asunto para siempre.You can't skirt the issue forever.
2. (to go around the edge of)
a. to skirt
El camino que lleva al pueblo va orillando un arroyo.The path leading to the village skirts a stream.
b. to go around
Volvimos por una carretera muy bonita que orilla un lago.We drove back on a lovely road that goes around a lake.
3. (to sort out)
a. to put in order
Tenemos que orillar las cuentas antes de fin de año.We need to put our affairs in order before year end.
4. (sewing)
a. to hem
Sería conveniente que orilles esas cortinas para que no toquen el suelo.You should hem those curtains so that they don't touch the floor.
b. to edge
Voy a orillar las mangas del vestido con lazo de terciopelo.I'm going to edge the sleeves of my dress with velvet ribbon.
5. (to drive)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to lead
¿Cuál fue el motivo que te orilló a tomar la decisión de renunciar?What was the reason that led you to decide to resign?
6. (to move to one side)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to pull over
Cuando venía por la carretera, tuve que orillar el coche para dejar pasar un camión y casi choco.As I was driving down the highway, I had to pull over to let a truck pass and I almost crashed.
orillarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (to move to one side)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to move up
Si no me orillaba, ese niño en la bici me habría atropellado.If I hadn't moved up, that kid on the bike would have run into me.
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orillar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (dificultad, obstáculo)
a. to skirt around
2. (tela)
a. to edge
orillar
transitive verb
1 [+lago, bosque] to skirt; go round
2 (esquivar) [+dificultad] to avoid; get round; [+tema] to touch briefly on
3 (arreglar) [+negocio] to put in order; tidy up; [+obstáculo] to overcome
4 (concluir) to wind up
5 (Cos) to edge;de with; trim;de with
6
orillar a algn a hacer algo (México) to lead sb to do sth
pronominal verb
orillarse (México) (Automóviles) to pull over
se orilló para dejar pasar a los camiones
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