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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to part)
a. to distribute
Mi abuelo repartió su riqueza entre sus hijos.My grandfather distributed his wealth among his sons.
b. to divide
La torta estaba repartida en ocho porciones.The cake was divided into eight pieces.
c. to give out
No voy a simplemente repartir mis caramelos de Halloween a cualquiera que me lo pida.I'm not going to simply give out my Halloween candy to anyone who asks.
2. (to hand out)
a. to deliver
Repartí todas las pizzas en un tiempo récord.I delivered all the pizzas in record time.
b. to deal (cards)
Ahora me toca a mí repartir la próxima mano.Now it's my turn to deal the next hand.
3. (to strew)
a. to spread
Reparte la mantequilla por el pan.Spread the butter over the bread.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to part)
a. to give out
Se repartieron todas sus posesiones antes de su mudanza a Oregon.They gave out all their possessions before their move to Oregon.
b. to distribute
El queso se había repartido perfectamente por la pizza.The cheese was distributed perfectly on the pizza.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dividir)
a. to share out, to divide
repartió los terrenos entre sus hijosshe divided the land amongst her children
la riqueza está mal repartidathere is an uneven distribution of wealth
2. (entregar; leche, periódicos, correo)
a. to deliver
3. (naipes)
a. to deal (out)
repartimos a domiciliowe do home deliveries
4. (colloquial)
repartió puñetazos a diestro y siniestrohe lashed out with his fists in every direction
5. (esparcir; pintura, mantequilla)
a. to spread
6. (asignar; trabajo, órdenes)
a. to give out, to allocate
7. (papeles)
a. to assign
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (dividirse)
a. to divide up, to share out
se repartieron el botínthey divided up o shared out the loot
9. (distribuirse)
a. to spread out
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transitive verb
1 (dividir entre varios) to divide (up); share (out)
tendremos que repartir el pastel we'll have to share (out) o divide (up) the cake; repartir dividendos to share the profits; los estudiantes están repartidos en cuatro grupos the students are divided into four groups; el premio está muy repartido the prize is shared among many
2 (distribuir, dar) [+correo, periódicos] to deliver; [+folletos, premios] to give out; hand out; [+naipes] to deal
repartieron golpes a todo el que se les acercaba they lashed out at anyone who came near them
3 (esparcir)
hay guarniciones repartidas por todo el país there are garrisons dotted about o spread about o distributed all over the country
pronominal verb
1 (dividirse entre varios)
se repartieron el botín they divided (up) o shared (out) the spoils among themselves
2 (distribuir)
se reparte a domicilio home delivery (service)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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