remover
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remover(
rih
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mu
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vuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substance that removes)
a. quita- (prefix)
Can I borrow some nail polish remover? I want to take all this red nail polish off.¿Me prestas quitaesmalte? Quiero quitarme todo este esmalte rojo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I need to use some make-up remover to take off my make-up.Necesito usar desmaquillador para quitar el maquillaje.
Ronda prefers to use a hair remover instead of shaving her legs.Ronda prefiere usar un depilatorio en lugar de rasurarse las piernas.
2. (employee in a moving company) (United Kingdom)
a. los empleados de mudanzas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mum is cross because the removers are late.Mamá está enojada porque los empleados de mudanzas no han llegado.
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remover
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
paint removerdecapante m
nail varnish removerquitaesmaltes m inv
(furniture) removersempleados mpl de mudanzas
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remover [rɪˈmuːvəʳ]
noun
1 (person) agente (m) de mudanzas
2 (substance)
make-up remover desmaquillador (m); desmaquillante (m); nail polish remover quitaesmalte (m); stain remover quitamanchas (m)
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remover
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remover(
rreh
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moh
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behr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to move)
a. to stir
Juan removió la taza de leche con azúcar con la cuchara.Juan stirred the cup of milk and sugar with the spoon.
b. to toss
Remueve la ensalada antes de servirla, por favor.Toss the salad before serving it, please.
c. to shake
Mario removió la medicina en el agua y se la tomó rápidamente.Mario shook the medicine in the water and drank it quickly.
d. to turn over (soil)
Tuvimos que remover la tierra del jardín antes de plantar la albahaca.We had to turn over the soil in the garden before planting the basil.
e. to dig up (soil)
El jardinero removió la tierra con un rastrillo.The gardener dug up the soil with a rake.
f. to poke at (ember)
Marisa removió las brasas de la barbacoa.Marisa poked at the embers of the barbecue.
2. (to make reference to)
a. to bring up
Por favor, no remuevas lo de mi divorcio si no quieres que me enfade.Please don't bring up my divorce if you don't want to see me angry.
3. (to bring to the present)
a. to stir up
Todos que han removido el pasado han resultado muertos.Everyone who's tried stirring up the past has wound up dead.
b. to rake up
Escribir mi autobiografía ha removido muchos recuerdos de la guerra.Writing my autobiography has raked up many memories of the war.
c. to revive
El olor de sopa de bolas de matzo siempre remueve recuerdos de la cocina de mi abuela.The smell of matzo ball soup always revives memories of my grandmother's kitchen.
4. (to fire)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to remove
Removieron a mi padre de su trabajo dos años después de empezar.My father was removed from his job two years after he started there.
b. to dismiss
La empresa decidió remover a cien empleados de repente.The company suddenly decided to dismiss a hundred employees.
5. (to get rid of)
a. to remove
El doctor me aconseja tener una operación para remover el tumor en mi hígado.The doctor recommended surgery to remove the tumor on my liver.
removerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to move restlessly)
a. to fidget
María se remueve en su asiento cuando se aburre.María fidgets in her seat when she is bored.
b. to toss and turn
Sara no podía dejar de removerse en la cama la noche antes del examen.Sara couldn't stop tossing and turning the night before the exam.
7. (to relocate)
a. to move around
Removíamos mucho cuando era niño porque mi padre era un diplomático.We moved around a lot when I was a kid because my father was a diplomat.
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remover
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (agitar; sopa, café)
a. to stir
2. (ensalada)
a. to toss
3. (tierra)
a. to turn over, to dig up
4. (recuerdos, pasado)
a. to stir up, to rake up
5. (despedir)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to dismiss, to sack
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (moverse)
a. to fidget
7. (en la cama)
a. to toss and turn
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remover
transitive verb
1 [+tierra] to turn over; dig up; [+objetos] to move round; [+fuego, brasas] to poke; stir; [+sopa] to stir; [+ensalada] to toss; [+cóctel] to shake
remover el pasado to stir up the past; remover un asunto to go into a matter; remover un proyecto to revive a scheme
remover cielo y tierra
remover Roma con Santiago
to move heaven and earth
2 (quitar) to remove; (Med) to remove
3 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (cesar) to dismiss
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