pilotear

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pilotear(
pee
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loh
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teh
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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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to pilot
Hacen falta nervios de acero para pilotear un avión si hay turbulencias.You need nerves of steel to pilot an airplane if there's turbulence.
b. to fly
¿Sabes pilotear helicópteros?Can you fly helicopters?
2. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to drive
Grayson piloteará el monoplaza de la escudería italiana la próxima temporada.Grayson will drive the Italian auto-racing team's single-seater next season.
b. to ride (motorcycle)
Durante unos años piloteé motos como profesional.I rode bikes professionally for a few years.
3. (nautical)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to pilot
Malena está aprendiendo a pilotear barcos.Malena is learning to pilot boats.
b. to steer
Me estoy mareando. ¿Quién está piloteando el yate?I'm getting sick. Who's steering the yacht?
c. to navigate
No es fácil pilotear un buque hasta la dársena sin ningún percance.It's not easy to navigate a ship safely to the dock.
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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to guide
Necesitamos alguien con visión y creatividad que pilotee nuestra empresa.We need someone with vision and creativity to guide our company.
b. to steer
Los ciudadanos la eligieron para que piloteara la nación hacia la recuperación económica.The people chose her to steer the country toward economic recovery.
c. to run
Vilma había piloteado el restaurante con éxito durante años.Vilma had successfully run the restaurant for years.
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pilotear
transitive verb
2 (Latinoamérica) (dirigir) [+persona] to guide; direct; [+negocio] to run; manage
3 (S. Cone) [+persona] to exploit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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