An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (medicine)
a. to suffer a relapse
Mi abuelo recayó y tuvimos que trasladarlo al hospital.My grandfather suffered a relapse and we had to take him to the hospital.
b. to have a relapse
Creía que la enfermedad de mi madre mejoraba, pero recayó.I thought my mother's condition was improving, but she had a relapse.
c. to relapse
El paciente recayó en la psicosis y tuvo que ser internado.The patient relapsed in his psychosis and had to be put in an institution.
2. (to be assigned to; used with "en" or "sobre")
a. to fall on
La responsabilidad de mantener a la familia recayó en Miguel cuando su padre falleció.When his father died, the responsibility of supporting the family fell on Miguel.
b. to devolve upon
En tiempos como estos, el deber ciudadano recae sobre todos nosotros.At times like this, civic duty devolves upon all of us.
3. (to be awarded to)
a. to go to
El Óscar al mejor director recayó en James Cameron por "Titanic".The Academy Award for Best Director went to James Cameron for "Titanic."
4. (to reoffend)
a. to relapse into
Si Martínez vuelve a recaer en el robo, pasará 15 años en prisión.If Martinez relapses into theft again, he will serve 15 years in jail.
b. to fall back into
Desafortunadamente, recayó en una vida de crimen unos meros días después de ser liberado de la cárcel.Unfortunately, he fell back into a life of crime mere days after he was released from prison.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (enfermo)
a. to have a relapse
2. (ir a parar)
recaer sobreto fall on
3. (reincidir)
recaer ento relapse into
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intransitive verb
1 (Med) to suffer a relapse; relapse
2 [+criminal etc] to fall back; relapse;en into
recaer en o sobre [+elección] to fall on; fall to; [+premio] to go to; [+legado] to pass to; [+deber] to devolve upon; las sospechas recayeron sobre el conserje suspicion fell on the porter; esta carga recaerá más sobre los pobres the poor will be the hardest hit by this burden; la acusación recayó sobre él mismo the charge came back on him
4 (Archit)
recaer a to look out on; look over
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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