oscilar
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oscilar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move back and forth)
a. to swing
Cuando abrí la ventana, la lámpara de techo comenzó a oscilar por el viento.When I opened the window, the hanging lamp began to swing because of the wind.
b. to oscillate
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
Tengo que arreglar el péndulo del reloj cucú porque dejó de oscilar.I have to fix the pendulum of the cuckoo clock because it stopped oscillating.
2. (to waver)
a. to fluctuate
El número de desempleados oscila entre el cinco y el nueve por ciento.The number of unemployed people fluctuates between five and nine percent.
b. to vary
En el país, el consumo per cápita osciló entre el 51 y el 141% del promedio nacional.Across the country, consumption per capita varied between 51% and 141% of the national average.
c. to range
Los precios de los vuelos oscilan entre los 250 y los 400 dólares.The prices of the flights range from 250 to 400 dollars.
3. (to vacillate)
a. to waver
Oscilo entre estudiar arquitectura y dedicarme a la jardinería.I'm wavering between studying architecture and doing gardening for a living
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oscilar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (moverse)
a. to swing
2. (physics)
a. to oscillate
3. (variar)
a. to fluctuate
el precio oscila entre los mil y los dos mil eurosthe price can be anything between one and two thousand euros
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oscilar
intransitive verb
1 [+péndulo] to swing; oscillate
2 [+luz] to wink; blink; [+llama] to flicker
3 [+precio, peso, temperatura] to fluctuate;entre between; [+calidad, diseño] to vary;entre between; [+distancia, intensidad] to range;entre between
la distancia oscila entre los 100 y 500m the distance ranges between 100 and 500m o from 100 to 500m; los precios oscilan mucho prices are fluctuating a lot
4 (dudar) to hesitate;entre between; waver;entre between
oscila entre la alegría y el pesimismo his mood swings from cheerfulness to pessimism
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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