otear
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otear(
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teh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to examine)
a. to scan
Me acosté en la grama y me puse a otear el cielo nublado en busca de alguna estrella.I lay down on the grass and started scanning the cloudy sky in search of a star.
El vigía oteó el horizonte con la esperanza de divisar tierra.The lookout scanned the horizon hoping to sight land.
2. (to survey from a higher place)
a. to look down on
El guardia que oteaba el campamento desde la torre avistó al prisionero tratando de escapar.The guard who was looking down on the camp from the tower caught sight of the prisoner trying to escape.
b. to watch from above
El soldado subió a la cima de la colina para otear todo el valle.The soldier climbed to top of the hill to watch the whole valley from above.
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otear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to survey, to scan
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otear
transitive verb
1 [+horizonte] to scan
2 [+objeto lejano] (desde arriba) to look down on; look down over; (de forma poco clara) to make out; glimpse
3 (espiar) to watch (from above); spy on
4 (examinar) to examine; look into
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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