An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to reverberate)
a. to resound
Los martillazos de los albañiles retumbaban por toda la casa.The builders' hammering resounded throughout the house.
La lluvia retumbaba sobre el techo de hojalata.The rain resounded on the tin roof.
b. to boom
Una voz retumbó por los parlantes, ordenando desalojar el edificio.A voice boomed over the loudspeakers telling everyone to evacuate the building.
c. to echo
El sonido de mis tacones retumbaba en la iglesia silenciosa.The sound of my heels echoed throughout the silent church.
d. to thunder
Al pasar la caballería, los cascos de los caballos retumbaban.The horses' hooves thundered as the cavalry rode past.
e. to roll (thunder)
Había pasado la tormenta, pero a lo lejos aún retumbaban los truenos.The storm had passed, but thunder still rolled in the distance.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (resonar)
a. to resound
2. (hacer ruido)
a. to thunder, to boom
3. (colloquial)
me retumban los oídosmy ears are ringing
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intransitive verb
1 [+artillería] to boom; thunder; [+trueno] to roll; crash
la cascada retumbaba a lo lejos the waterfall roared in the distance
2 [+voz, pasos] to echo
la caverna retumbaba con nuestros pasos the cave echoed with our steps; sus palabras retumban en mi cabeza his words are still reverberating in my mind
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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