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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (finance)
c. to dishonor (a check)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
d. to dishonour (a cheque) (United Kingdom)
5. (to proclaim)
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (quejarse)
a. to complain
protestaron por el mal serviciothey complained about the poor service
protestaban contra la detención del líder sindicalthey were protesting against the arrest of the union leader
2. (law)
3. (refunfuñar)
a. to grumble
haz lo que te digo sin protestardo what I tell you and no grumbling
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intransitive verb
1 (quejarse) to complain
protestaron contra la subida de la gasolina they complained o (formal) protested against the rise in the price of petrol; protestó por lo mal que la habían tratado she complained o (formal) protested about how badly she had been treated
siempre están protestando por algo
no protestes tanto y acábate la cena stop complaining and finish your dinner
2 (Jur)
¡protesto, Su Señoría! objection, Your Honour!; ¡protesto contra esa observación! I resent that!; I object to that remark!
transitive verb
1 [+letra, pagaré] to protest; note
un cheque protestado por falta de fondos a cheque referred to drawer
2 (declarar) to protest
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protestar contra
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protestar por
to protest
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