pilotar

pilotar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (aviation)
a. to pilot
Mi sueño siempre ha sido pilotar un helicóptero, así que me apunté a la escuela de pilotos.My dream has always been to pilot a helicopter, so I enrolled in flight school.
b. to fly
Suspendieron al oficial por pilotar su caza de manera peligrosa.The official was suspended for flying his fighter plane dangerously.
2. (automobile)
a. to drive
Felipe pilotaba el kart a gran velocidad cuando perdió el control.Felipe was driving the go-kart at high speed when he lost control.
b. to ride (motorcycle)
A lo largo de mi carrera profesional en el motocross, he pilotado muchos tipos distintos de moto.Throughout my professional career in motocross, I have ridden many different types of bikes.
3. (nautical)
a. to pilot
Mike confesó que nunca había pilotado una embarcación tan grande.Mike confessed that he'd never piloted such a large ship.
b. to steer
Rogelio dejó a su nieto pilotar el barco un rato porque las condiciones del mar eran buenas.Rogelio let his grandson steer the boat for a while because the sea conditions were calm.
c. to navigate
Sería peligroso pilotar el buque de carga con fuerte marejada.It would be dangerous to navigate the cargo ship with such a strong swell.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to manage)
a. to steer
Necesitamos a alguien con experiencia que pilote el proyecto y lo lleve a buen puerto.We need someone with experience to steer the project and bring it to a successful conclusion.
b. to guide
Nuestra directora pilota la escuela con firmeza y decisión. Nunca antes había funcionado tan bien.Our principal guides the school firmly and decisively. It has never worked so well before.
c. to run
Es su hija mayor quien pilota ahora la empresa.It's his eldest daughter who runs the firm now.
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pilotar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (avión)
a. to fly, to pilot
2. (coche)
a. to drive
3. (barco)
a. to steer
pilotar
transitive verb
[+avión] to pilot; [+coche] to drive; [+barco] to steer; navigate;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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