quicken

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quicken(
kwih
-
kihn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make more rapid)
a. acelerar
Come on, guys! Quicken your pace or we won't make it!¡Vamos, chicos! Aceleren el paso o no llegaremos a tiempo.
b. agilizar
Is there any way to quicken the procedure? This will take ages!¿Hay alguna manera de agilizar el procedimiento? ¡Esto va a llevar muchísimo tiempo!
c. apresurar
He looked around and quickened his step.Miró alrededor y apresuró la marcha.
2. (to cause to be enlivened)
a. estimular
These images will quicken your imagination.Estas imágenes estimularán su imaginación.
b. despertar
Sometimes, it is not easy to quicken a child's interest in some abstract subjects.A veces, no es fácil despertar el interés de un niño en algunos temas abstractos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to become faster)
a. acelerarse
When she heard his voice, her pulse quickened.Cuando oyó su voz, el pulso se le aceleró.
4. (to become enlivened)
a. estimularse
His imagination quickened at the idea of traveling around the world.Su imaginación se estimulaba con la idea de viajar alrededor del mundo.
b. acrecentarse
The children were happy, and when they heard we were going to visit the lighthouse, their enthusiasm quickened.Los niños estaban contentos, y cuando se enteraron de que íbamos a visitar el faro, su entusiasmo se acrecentó.
c. despertarse
His interest in the project quickened when I told him who would be on board.Se le despertó el interés en el proyecto cuando le dije quiénes participarían.
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quicken
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (make faster)
a. acelerar
to quicken one's paceapretar or acelerar el paso
2. (imagination)
a. estimular
3. (interest)
a. despertar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (pace)
a. acelerarse
his pulse quickenedse le aceleró el pulso
5. (imagination)
a. estimularse
6. (interest)
a. despertarse
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quicken [ˈkwɪkən]
transitive verb
(speed up) acelerar; apresurar
to quicken one's pace apretar or acelerar el paso
intransitive verb
[+breathing, pulse] acelerarse; [+interest] acrecentarse; avivarse
"what did you say?" he asked, his interest quickening
[+embryo] empezar a moverse
the pace quickened se aceleró el paso; men's hearts quickened whenever she appeared cuando aparecía ella se les aceleraba el pulso a los hombres
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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