A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to save from danger) a. to rescue Los bomberos rescataron a la familia de la casa incendiada. The firefighters rescued the family from the burning house. b. to save Las fuerzas especiales rescataron a los periodistas de los terroristas. The special forces saved the reporters from the terrorists. c. to free Los activistas rescataron los animales enjaulados. The activists freed the caged animals. 2. (to regain) a. to recover Tuve que pelear con mis primos, pero rescaté mi herencia. I had to fight with my cousins, but I recovered my inheritance. b. to reclaim Rescatamos un terreno para poder hacer un parque para niños. We reclaimed a plot of land so we can make a park for children. c. to get back Al final logré rescatar la carpeta perdida. I was able to get the lost folder back in the end. Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc. rescatar
1 (salvar) to save; rescue 2 [+cautivo] to rescue; free; [+pueblo] to recapture; recover 3 [+objeto empeñado] to redeem 5 [+posesiones] to get back; recover 6 [+tiempo perdido] to make up 7 [+delitos] to atone for; expiate (formal) 9 (Latinoamérica) (revender) to resell
(And) to peddle goods from village to village Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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