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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to sound a bell)
a. to ring out
Las campanas repiqueteaban alegres el día que regresó el rey.The bells rang out joyfully the day the king returned.
Dicen que si pasas por esta calle a medianoche se escuchan las campanas de una iglesia repiqueteando, pero no hay ninguna iglesia por aquí.They say that if you walk through this street at midnight you can hear church bells ringing out, but there's no church around here.
b. to peal
La gente acudió a la iglesa al sonido de la campana repiqueteando.The people went to church to the sound of the bell pealing.
2. (to make noise)
a. to tap
Como el timbre no funcionaba, repiqueteé con los nudillos en la puerta.I tapped my knuckles on the door because the doorbell didn't work.
b. to drum
¿Cuántos cuadros tiene el vecino? Se ha pasado la tarde repiqueteando con el martillo en la pared.How many paintings does the neighbor have? He's been drumming the wall with the hammer all afternoon!
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (campanas)
a. to ring out
2. (tambor)
a. to beat
3. (timbre)
a. to ring
4. (lluvia, dedos)
a. to drum
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transitive verb
1 [+campanas] to ring
2 [+tambor] to tap; beat rapidly
intransitive verb
1 (Música) to peal; ring out
2 [+máquina] to clatter
pronominal verb
repiquetearse to squabble
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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