An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to pound)
a. to palpitate
El corazón me comenzó a palpitar de alegría cuando encontré a mi perro.My heart began palpitating with joy when I found my dog.
b. to beat (the heart)
Todavía le palpita el corazón. ¡Está vivo!His heart is still beating. He's alive!
c. to throb (a vein)
Joaquín se enfureció y la vena en su frente comenzó a palpitar.Joaquin got angry and the vein on his forehead began throbbing.
2. (to be manifest)
a. to be evident
En las palabras de Diana palpitaba la tristeza.Diana's sadness was evident in her words.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to cause foreboding) (Southern Cone)
a. to have a hunch
Me palpita que está a punto de suceder algo malo.I have a hunch that something bad is about to happen.
b. to have a feeling
Me palpita que Guillermo está engañando a Luisina.I have a feeling that Guillermo is cheating on Luisina.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (latir)
a. to beat
2. (con fuerza)
a. to throb
3. (sentimiento)
a. to be evident
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intransitive verb
1 (gen) to palpitate; [+corazón] to throb; beat; (nerviosamente) to quiver; (con fuerza) to flutter
2 to throb
en la poesía palpita la emoción the poem throbs with emotion
3 (S. Cone)
me palpita I have a hunch
ya me palpitaba el fracaso I had a hunch it would be a failure
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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