picotear

picotear(
pee
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koh
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teh
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ahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to hit with its beak)
a. to peck
Las gallinas andan picoteando el suelo.The hens are pecking the ground.
b. to peck at
Mi periquito se pasa el día picoteando el palo en que se apoya dentro de la jaula.My parakeet spends the day pecking at the stick where it stands in the cage.
2. (to snack on)
a. to pick at
Picoteamos unas aceitunas antes de comer y ahora no tengo hambre.We picked at some olives before lunch and now I'm not hungry.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to eat frequently)
a. to nibble
Como siempre estás picoteando, no me sorprende que ahora no te entre la comida.It's not surprising you can't eat your dinner as you're always nibbling.
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picotear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ave)
a. to peck
2. (comer)
a. to pick at
picotear
transitive verb
to peck (at)
intransitive verb
1 (al comer) to nibble
2 (parlotear) to gas (familiar); gab (familiar)
pronominal verb
picotearse to squabble
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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