regatear
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regatear(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to barter)
a. to haggle
En muchos países, hay que regatear para llegar al mejor precio.In many countries, you have to haggle in order to reach the best price.
b. to bargain
Tuve que regatear un rato largo con el vendedor hasta que nos pusimos de acuerdo.I had to bargain for a while with the salesman until we finally agreed.
2. (nautical)
a. to race
Decenas de veleros regatearon desde el puerto de Mar del Plata ayer a la mañana.Dozens of sailboats raced from Mar del Plata harbor yesterday morning.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to economize on)
a. to spare
Los concursantes no regatearon esfuerzos en la lucha por el gran premio.The contestants spared no effort in fighting for the grand prize.
4. (to elude)
a. to dodge
El conductor pudo regatear el otro vehículo al último segundo.The driver was able to dodge the other vehicle at the last second.
5. (to refuse to recognize; frequently used in negative)
a. to deny
No regateo que ella tiene una inteligencia superior.I won't deny that she has superior intelligence.
6. (to barter)
a. to haggle over
Si no regateas la mercancía, pagarás demasiado.If you don't haggle over the merchandise, you will overpay.
b. to bargain over
Regateé el precio del coche hasta que conseguí lo que quería.I bargained over the price of the car until I got what I wanted.
7. (sport)
a. to dribble past
El delantero argentino regateó al defensa y marcó el segundo gol de su equipo.The Argentine forward dribbled past the defender and scored the second goal for his team.
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regatear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (escatimar)
a. to be sparing with
no ha regateado esfuerzoshe has spared no effort
2. (sports)
a. to beat, to dribble past
3. (precio)
a. to haggle over
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (negociar el precio)
a. to barter, to haggle
5. (nautical)
a. to race
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regatear
intransitive verb
(Náutica) to race
regatear
transitive verb
1 (Com) [+objeto, precio] to haggle over; bargain over
2 (economizar) to be mean with; economize on
aquí regatean el vino they are mean with their wine here; su padre no le regatea dinero her father does not keep her short of money; no hemos regateado esfuerzos para terminarlo we have spared no effort to finish it
3 (negar) to deny; refuse to allow
no le regateo buenas cualidades I don't deny his good qualities
intransitive verb
1 (Com) to haggle; bargain
2 (esquivar) to swerve; dodge; (Dep) to dribble
pronominal verb
regatearse
regatearse algo (Latinoamérica) to haggle over sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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