A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make a hole in)
a. to prick
Me puncé el dedo con un alfiler cuando estaba cosiendo mis pantalones.I pricked my finger with a pin when I was sewing my pants.
b. to pierce
El niño comenzó a llorar cuando la jeringa le punzó la piel.The little boy started crying when the needle of the syringe pierced his skin.
c. to punch a hole in
Puncé las tarjetas y las uní con un hilo.I punched a hole in the flash cards and tied them together with a thread.
d. to perforate
Ese pillo punzó el colchón de agua y comenzó a salir agua.That rascal perforated the waterbed and water started pouring out.
e. to puncture
Mi madre me punzó la ampolla porque se veía infectada.My mother punctured my blister because it looked infected.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to hurt)
a. to throb
El pecho me punza del dolor cuando toso.My chest throbs with pain when I cough.
b. to twinge
Por una antigua herida a la muñeca, la mano me punza cuando intento asir un objeto.Because of a previous injury to my wrist, my hand twinges when I try to grab an object.
c. to give stabbing pains
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
Me punza la pierna y no puedo caminar más. Necesito sentarme.My leg is giving me stabbing pains, and I can't walk any longer. I need to sit down.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (pinchar)
a. to prick
2. (sujeto: dolor)
a. to stab
3. (sujeto: actitud)
a. to wound
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transitive verb
1 (pinchar) (gen) to puncture; prick; pierce; (Técnica) to punch; (perforar) to perforate;
2 (doler) to hurt; grieve
las sienes le punzaban her temples were throbbing; le punzan los remordimientos he feels pangs of regret; his conscience pricks him
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