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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to postpone)
a. to delay
Este producto supuestamente retarda la caída de cabello.This product supposedly delays hair loss.
b. to slow down
El lodo retardó la marcha de los caballos.The mud slowed down the horses' speed.
c. to hold up
El general retardó el contraataque hasta que hubiera recibido refuerzos.The general held up the counterattack until he received reinforcements.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to be postponed)
a. to be delayed
La construcción del puente se retardó debido a una huelga de obreros.Due to a worker strike, the construction of the bridge was delayed.
b. to be late
El lanzamiento del cohete se retardó debido a la lluvia.The launch of the rocket is late due to the rain.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (retrasar)
a. to delay
2. (frenar)
a. to hold up, to slow down
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transitive verb
(frenar) to slow down; slow up; [+marcha] to hold up; [+tren] to delay; make late;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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