ripen

ripen(
ray
-
pihn
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to become ripe)
a. madurar
If the pumpkin has ripened, we can use it to make a pie.Si la calabaza ya maduró, la podemos usar para hacer un pay.
The tomatoes will ripen more quickly if you leave them in the window.Los tomates madurarán más rápidamente si los dejas en la ventana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to cause to ripen)
a. madurar
I moved the eggplant so it wouldn't ripen the apples.Aparté la berenjena para que no madurara las manzanas.
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ripen
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. madurar
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
ripen [ˈraɪpən]
transitive verb
[+fruit, cheese, corn] madurar
intransitive verb
[+fruit, cheese, corn] madurar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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