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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to arrange someone's hair)
a. to comb
Tú ve arreglándote que yo peino al niño.Go on and get ready. I'll comb the baby's hair.
b. to style
¿Vas a salir esta noche? Yo te peino si quieres.Are you going out tonight? I'll style your hair if you like.
c. to do someone's hair
Me encanta cómo llevas el pelo. Me tienes que decir quién te peina.I love your hairstyle. You must tell me who does your hair.
2. (to search very thoroughly)
a. to comb
Peinaron el bosque en busca del niño perdido.They combed the woods looking for the lost child.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to arrange one's hair)
a. to comb one's hair
Péinate un poco antes de salir.Comb your hair a bit before going out.
b. to style one's hair
Deberías peinarte de una forma que te favoreciera más.You should style your hair in a more becoming way.
c. to get one's hair done
¿Adónde puedo ir a peinarme el día de la boda?Where can I go to get my hair done on the wedding day?
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (también fig)
a. to comb
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to comb one's hair
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transitive verb
1 [+pelo] (con peine) to comb; (con cepillo) to brush
me peinan en Zoila's I get my hair done at Zoila's
2 [+caballo] to comb; curry
3 [+zona] to comb
4 (Latinoamérica) [+roca] to cut
5 (Arg) (adular) to flatter
6 (Dep) [+balón] to head
pronominal verb
peinarse to comb one's hair
do one's hair
peinarse a la griega to do one's hair in the Greek style
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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