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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cut back)
a. to prune (a tree or a rosebush)
Mañana viene el jardinero a podar los árboles del jardín.The gardener will come tomorrow to prune the trees in the garden.
b. to trim (a hedge)
Podó el seto en forma de oso.She trimmed the hedge into the shape of a bear.
2. (to cut away)
a. to trim (a branch)
El invierno no es una buena época para podar las ramas muertas.Winter is not a good time to trim the dead branches.
3. (to shorten)
a. to prune (a text)
Algunos traductores optaron por podar el texto y eliminar algunos capítulos.Some translators opted for pruning the text and leaving some chapters out.
4. (to delete)
a. to cut out (a paragraph or a sentence)
Yo creo que este párrafo sobra y se podría podar.I think this paragraph is superfluous and could be cut out.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to prune
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transitive verb
1 [+árbol] to lop; prune; [+rama] to lop; trim; trim off; [+rosal] to prune
2 (acortar) [+texto] to prune; [+pasaje, parte] to cut out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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