ruminate

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ruminate(
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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 chew the cud)
a. rumiar
Cows usually chew much more while ruminating than they do when they eat.Las vacas suelen masticar mucho más al rumiar que al comer.
2. (to ponder; often used with "on")
a. meditar
Laura stood by the window, quietly ruminating.Laura estaba al lado de la ventana, meditando tranquilamente.
b. cavilar
I don't plan to waste time ruminating on the meaning of life.No pienso perder el tiempo cavilando sobre el significado de la vida.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to chew)
a. rumiar
Later in the day, the cattle could be seen ruminating the feed they had consumed.Más tarde, se veía como las vacas rumiaban el pienso que habían comido.
4. (to ponder)
a. rumiar
She's been ruminating ideas for a new novel.Ha estado rumiando ideas para otra novela.
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ruminate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (formal)
a.
to ruminate about or on somethingmeditar acerca de algo
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
ruminate [ˈruːmɪneɪt]
intransitive verb
rumiar
to ruminate on sth rumiar algo
transitive verb
rumiar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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