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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to flick)
a. to crack
Los prisioneros se sentían ansiosos con solo oír el látigo restallar.The prisoners felt anxious just by hearing the whip crack.
b. to crackle
Se escucha el fuego restallando en la chimenea.You can hear the fire crackling in the fireplace.
c. to click
Hector escuchó algo restallar. Quizá fue la puerta.Hector heard something click. Maybe it was the door.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to flick)
a. to crack
El domador restalló el látigo para controlar a los leones.The tamer cracked the whip to control the lions.
b. to crackle
Carla se entretenía restallando el plástico de burbujas.Carla was having fun crackling the bubble wrap.
c. to click
Mi madre se pone furiosa si restallo la lengua.My mother gets furious if I click my tongue.
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intransitive verb
[+látigo] to crack; [+papel] to crackle; [+lengua] to click;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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