serpentear

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serpentear(
sehr
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pehn
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teh
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ahr
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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 zigzag)
a. to wind
El río Mississippi serpentea a lo largo de una extensa llanura.The Mississippi river winds across a wide plain.
b. to snake
Hay un caminito que serpentea a través del bosque.There's a small path that snakes through the forest.
c. to meander
El arroyo serpentea por el el valle y llega hasta el pueblo.The stream meanders across the valley down to the village.
d. to twist
Una carretera estrecha serpentea a lo largo de la costa.A narrow road twists along the coastline.
2. (to move by twisting and turning)
a. to wriggle
Cuando volvíamos, una culebra cruzó el sendero serpenteando.On our way back, a snake wriggled across our path.
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serpentear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (río, camino)
a. to wind, to snake
2. (culebra)
a. to wriggle
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