A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (agriculture)
a. to plant
Estamos sembrando tomates en el jardín.We're planting tomatoes in the garden.
b. to sow
Sembramos y fertilizamos los campos en primavera.We sowed and fertilized the fields in spring.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(to sprinkle)
a. to scatter
El viento fuerte había sembrado la carretera de hojas.The strong wind had scattered leaves all over the road.
b. to strew
Los manifestantes sembraron las calles de panfletos.The demonstrators strewed the streets with pamphlets.
c. to spread
La porrista principal sembró la duda a través del equipo con sus chismes.The head cheerleader spread doubt throughout the team with her gossip.
3. (to kill)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to whack
El padrino mandó a su hijo a sembrar al topo como mensaje a la policía.The godfather sent his son to whack the mole as a message to the police.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (plantar)
a. to sow
2. (llenar)
a. to scatter, to strew
3. (confusión, pánico)
a. to sow
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transitive verb
1 (Agr) to sow;de with
sembrar un campo de nabos to sow o plant a field with turnips
el que siembra recoge you reap what you sow
2 [+superficie] to strew;de with
3 (extender) [+objetos] to scatter; spread; [+noticia] to spread; [+minas] to lay
sembrar minas en un estrecho sembrar un estrecho de minas (Náutica) to mine a strait; lay mines in a strait
sembrar la discordia to sow discord; sembrar el pánico to spread panic; sow panic (literario)
4 (México) [+jinete] to throw; (derribar) to knock down
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