segar

segar(
seh
-
gahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (agriculture)
a. to reap (corn)
Antes ayudaba a mi padre a segar los campos, pero ahora tenemos una cosechadora.I used to help my father reap the fields, but now we have a harvester.
b. to cut (corn, grass)
Me encanta el olor después de segar la hierba con el cortadora de césped.I love the smell of grass after cutting it with the lawnmower.
c. to mow (grass)
En verano hay que segar el césped casi todas las semanas, porque crece más.In summer you have to mow the grass almost every week, because it grows more.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to sever)
a. to cut off
Cuando no se entregó el dinero, los secuestradores segaron las orejas de sus cautivos.The kidnappers cut off the ears of their captives when the money wasn't handed over.
3. (to curtail)
a. to cut short
La imprudencia temeraria de este hombre al manejar segó la vida de dos niñas.Two young girls have had their lives cut short by this man's reckless driving.
4. (to frustrate)
a. to dash (hopes)
El accidente segó sus ilusiones de hacerse futbolista profesional.The accident dashed his hopes of becoming a professional footballer.
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segar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (agriculture)
a. to reap
2. (cortar)
a. to cut off
3. (acabar con)
a.
la epidemia segó la vida de cientos de personasthe epidemic claimed the lives of hundreds of people
segar
transitive verb
1 (Agr) [+mies] to reap; cut; [+hierba] to mow; cut
2 (acabar con) [+persona] to cut off; [+esperanzas] to ruin
segar la juventud de algn to cut sb off in his prime
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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