A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put in the ground)
a. to bury
Los soldados sepultaron a los civiles muertos en una fosa común.The soldiers buried the dead civilians in a common grave.
b. to inter
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
La familia decidió sepultar los restos en un cementerio privado.The family decided to inter the remains in a private cemetery.
2. (to trap)
a. to bury
El alud sepultó algunos edificios, pero por suerte no hubo víctimas fatales.The landslide buried some buildings, but luckily there were no fatalities.
3. (to conceal)
a. to hide
El niño sepultó la llave bajo un montón de papeles para que su madre se quedara en casa.The child hid the key under a pile of papers so that his mom would stay at home.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to be caught up in)
a. to be absorbed
María lleva un mes sepultándose entre sus apuntes para preparar para el examen.Maria has been absorbed in her notes for a month to prepare for the exam.
b. to immerse oneself
A mi padre le encanta sepultarse entre libros cuando va a la biblioteca.My father loves to immerse himself in books when he goes to the library.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to bury
transitive verb
1 (enterrar) (gen) to bury; (en mina) to trap; bury
quedaron sepultados bajo la roca they were buried under the rock
2 (ocultar) to hide away; conceal
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