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rotate

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rotate(
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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 turn about an axis)
a. hacer girar
Have you ever wondered how owls can rotate their heads so much?¿Alguna vez te has preguntado cómo los búhos pueden hacer girar sus cabezas tanto?
b. dar vueltas a
Rotate the lazy Susan so that I can serve myself some rice.Da vueltas a la charola giratoria para que me pueda servir arroz.
c. girar
You have to rotate the wheel to open the sluicegate.Para abrir la compuerta, tienes que girar la rueda.
2. (to take turns with)
a. alternar
In this office, we rotate tasks among team members.En esta oficina, alternamos las tareas entre los miembros del equipo.
3. (agriculture)
a. alternar
We rotated our crops in the field to increase the soil's fertility.Alternamos nuestros cultivos en el campo para aumentar la fertilidad de la tierra.
b. rotar
The soil is lacking in nutrients because we haven't rotated the crops in years.La tierra carece de nutrientes porque hace años que no rotamos los cultivos.
c. plantar en rotación
You should rotate your crops to make better use of your land.Debes plantar tus cultivos en rotación para aprovechar mejor la tierra.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to turn about an axis)
a. girar
The earth rotates about its axis once over the course of a day.La Tierra gira sobre su eje una vez a lo largo de un día.
b. dar vueltas
The basketball rotated on the player's finger.La pelota dio vueltas sobre el dedo del basquetbolista.
c. rotar
An electric ceiling fan rotated slowly in the still air.Un ventilador eléctrico de techo rotaba lentamente en el aire inmóvil.
5. (to take turns)
a. turnarse
Our baseball team has nine batters who rotate in the lineup.Nuestro equipo de béisbol tiene nueve bateadores que se turnan en la alineación.
b. rotar
The soldiers rotated in guarding the castle.Los soldados rotaron para vigilar el castillo.
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rotate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (turn)
a. hacer girar
2. (alternate; duties, crops)
a. alternar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (turn)
a. girar
4. (in job)
a. turnarse, rotar
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rotate [rəʊˈteɪt]
transitive verb
hacer girar; dar vueltas a; [+crops] alternar; cultivar en rotación; [+staff] alternar; (Comput) [+graphics] rotar; girar
to rotate A and B alternar A con B
intransitive verb
girar; dar vueltas; [+staff] alternarse;
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