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pulsar

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This word may also be spelled “púlsar” when used in contexts like that shown in 7).
pulsar(
pool
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to press down)
a. to press
Para salir del modo pantalla completa, pulse la tecla Esc.To exit full screen mode, press the Esc key.
b. to push
¿Puedes pulsar el botón del ascensor, por favor?Can you please push the elevator button?
2. (computing)
a. to click
Para guardar los cambios pulsa aquí.To save changes click here.
3. (music)
a. to pluck
Usa el pulgar para pulsar los bordones de la guitarra.Use your thumb to pluck the low strings of the guitar.
4. (to assess)
a. to gauge
Se realizaron varias encuestas para pulsar la opinión pública sobre el tema.Several surveys were conducted to gauge public opinion on the subject.
b. to sound out
Me gustaría pulsar las preferencias de los empleados antes de reservar un sitio para la fiesta de la oficina.I'd like to be able to sound out staff preferences before booking anywhere for the office party.
5. (to measure the pulse of)
a. to take someone's pulse
Primero que nada pulsen al paciente.First of all, take the patient's pulse.
b. to check someone's pulse
Después de poner al paciente en posición de recuperación, coloque las yemas de los dedos en su muñeca para pulsarlo.After putting the patient in the recovery position, put your fingertips on their wrist to check their pulse.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to beat)
a. to pulsate
El corazón le pulsaba aceleradamente en el pecho.His heart was pulsating rapidly in his chest.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
7. (star)
a. pulsar
Un pulsar podría ser la etapa final del ciclo vital de una estrella.A pulsar could be the last stage in the life cycle of a star.
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pulsar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (botón, timbre)
a. to press
2. (teclas de ordenador)
a. to press, to strike
3. (teclas de piano)
a. to play
4. (cuerdas de guitarra)
a. to pluck
5. (opinión pública)
a. to sound out
pulsar
transitive verb
1 [+botón] to press; [+tecla] to strike; touch; tap; (Música) to play;
2 [+opinión] to sound out
3
pulsar a algn (Med) to take sb's pulse; feel sb's pulse
intransitive verb
to beat
pulsar
(estrella) pulsar; (agujero negro) black hole;
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