perfilar
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perfilar(
pehr
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fee
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to sketch)
a. to outline
El dibujante perfiló la figura con un lápiz.The draftsman outlined the figure with a pencil.
b. to shape
Perfilé el boceto del jarrón para mi clase de pintura.I shaped the sketch of the vase for my painting class.
2. (transport)
a. to streamline
Los ingenieros perfilaron la nave para que fuera aún más rápida.The engineers streamlined the plane so that it would go even faster.
perfilarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to materialize)
a. to shape up
Cada día Miguel se perfila más como el próximo director general.Miguel is shaping up more and more to be the next CEO.
b. to take shape
Este país se está perfilando como un productor de cine de alto nivel.This country is taking shape as a producer of high-quality films.
4. (to be well-defined)
a. to be outlined
La película ganó mejor edición porque se perfilaron bien todos los planos novedosos y originales.The film won best editing because all of the new and original shots were well outlined.
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perfilar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to outline
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (destacarse)
a. to be outlined
3. (concretarse)
a. to shape up
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perfilar
transitive verb
1 (gen) to outline; to shape
son los lectores los que perfilan los periódicos it is the readers who shape their newspapers
2 (Aeronáutica) to streamline
3 (rematar) to put the finishing touches to; round off
pronominal verb
perfilarse
1 [+modelo] to show one's profile; stand sideways on; [+edificio] to be silhouetted; (Taur) to prepare for the kill;en against;
2 to take shape
el proyecto se va perfilando the project is taking shape
3 (Latinoamérica) (adelgazar) to slim; get slim
4 (S. Cone) (Dep) to dribble and shoot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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