parpadear

parpadear(
pahr
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pah
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deh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to bat one's eyelashes)
a. to blink
Sé que no puedes hablar, así que parpadea una vez para contestar "sí", y dos veces para contestar "no".I know you can't talk, so blink once for "yes," and twice for "no."
A ver quién aguanta más tiempo sin parpadear.Let's see who lasts the longest without blinking.
b. to twitch
¿Te diste cuenta de que siempre que dice una mentira le parpadea el ojo izquierdo?Did you notice that whenever he tells a lie his left eye twitches?
2. (to scintillate)
a. to twinkle (star)
Las estrellas parpadeaban allá en lo alto.The stars twinkled up there in the sky.
b. to flicker (light)
La luz de la entrada parpadeaba y adentro reinaba la más absoluta oscuridad.The entrance light was flickering, and the most absolute darkness reigned inside.
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parpadear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (ojos)
a. to blink
2. (luz)
a. to flicker
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parpadear
intransitive verb
[+ojos] to blink; [+luz] to flicker; [+estrella] to twinkle;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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