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regurgitate

regurgitate(
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guhr
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jih
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teyt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bring back into the mouth)
a. regurgitar
The penguins return from their fishing, and regurgitate a meal for their chicks.,Los pingüinos vuelven después de salir a pescar, y regurgitan comida para sus polluelos.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to repeat mechanically)
a. repetir mecánicamente
Under the examinations systems, children just have to be able to regurgitate facts they have memorized.Con el sistema de exámenes, los niños solo tienen que poder repetir mecánicamente hechos que memorizaron.
b. repetir como un loro
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He didn't come up with any new ideas. He just regurgitated theories from standard texts.No presentó ideas nuevas. Solo repitió como loro las teorías de los textos clásicos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to bring food back into the mouth)
a. regurgitar
The pup nuzzles its mother's mouth, stimulating her to regurgitate.El cachorro acaricia la boca de su madre con el hocico y la estimula para que regurgite.
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regurgitate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. regurgitar
regurgitate [rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪt]
transitive verb
regurgitar; repetir maquinalmente;
intransitive verb
regurgitar
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