remachar

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remachar(
rreh
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mah
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chahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to place a rivet on)
a. to rivet
El tapicero tiene las herramientas adecuadas para remachar las sillas.The upholsterer has the right tools to rivet your chairs.
2. (to secure by flattening)
a. to clinch
Hace falta un martillo más grande para remachar esos clavos.You need a bigger hammer to clinch those nails.
3. (to emphasize)
a. to stress
Es importante remachar que no existe una solución definitiva para el problema.It's important to stress that there's no definitive solution to the problem.
b. to hammer home
El ministro remachó la importancia de las medidas tomadas para evitar el conflicto.The minister hammered home the importance of the measures adopted to avoid conflict.
c. to drive home
Tenemos que seguir remachando el mensaje de unidad entre los países de la región.We have to keep on driving home the message of unity among the countries in the region.
4. (to finalize)
a. to finish off
Remachamos la reunión con un resumen de los puntos de acción.We finished off the meeting with a summary of the action points.
5. (sports)
a. to put away
El centrocampista consiguió remachar el pase desde la línea media.The midfielder managed to put away the pass from the halfway line.
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remachar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (machacar)
a. to rivet
2. (recalcar)
a. to drive home, to stress
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remachar
transitive verb
1 (Técnica) [+metales] to rivet; [+clavo] to clinch
2 [+aspecto, asunto, punto]
quisiera remachar este punto que considero de extrema importancia I would like to stress this point, which I think is extremely important; el político remachó ese punto recordándoles qué había pasado the politician really hammered home the point by reminding them what had happened
3 (finalizar) to finish off
para remacharlo todavía
pronominal verb
remacharse (And) to remain stubbornly silent
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