A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to follow the traces of)
a. to track
La estación está tratando de rastrear el avión desaparecido.The station is trying to track the missing plane.
b. to trail
El tigre estaba rastreando a su presa.The tiger was trailing its prey.
2. (to inspect)
a. to search
Ya rastrearon todo el bosque y aún no encuentran al niño perdido.The woods have now been completely searched, but the missing boy still hasn't been found.
b. to comb
Cientos de policías rastrearon la zona hasta encontrar el cadáver.Hundreds of police officers combed the area until the body was found.
c. to drag
Los buzos rastrean el río buscando a una mujer desaparecida.Divers are dragging the river in search of the missing woman.
3. (fishing)
a. to trawl
Los pescadores usan sonar para rastrear el lecho del mar.The fishermen use sonar to trawl the sea bed.
b. to drag
Los pescadores rastrearon la red por el fondo del mar.The fishermen dragged the net along the sea bed.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (bosque, zona)
a. to search, to comb
2. (persona, información)
a. to track
transitive verb
1 (buscar) to track; trail; [+satélite] to track; [+río] to drag
rastrear el monte to comb the woods; rastrear los archivos to trawl through the files
2 [+minas] to sweep
3 (Pesca) to trawl
intransitive verb
1 (Agr) to rake; harrow
2 (Pesca) to trawl
3 (Aeronáutica) to skim the ground; fly very low
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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