sobresalir
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sobresalir(
soh
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breh
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sah
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leer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to protrude)
a. to stick out
Martilla todos los clavos que sobresalen.Hammer all the nails that stick out.
b. to jut out
La roca que sobresale de la montaña parece una nariz humana.The rock that juts out from the mountain looks like a human nose.
c. to hang off
Cuelga la bolsa de basura de la rama que sobresale del árbol.Hang the trash bag on the branch that hangs off the tree.
d. to project out from
El balcón de mi habitación sobresale de la casa.The balcony of my room projects out from the house.
2. (to be different from)
a. to stand out
Fue súper fácil encontrarlo en el concierto porque sobresale entre la multitud.It was super easy finding him at the concert because he stands out in a crowd.
3. (to surpass others)
a. to stand out
Sobresale por su inteligencia, no solo por su belleza.She stands out for her intelligence, not only for her beauty.
b. to excel
Mi hija sobresale en matemáticas y español.My daughter excels in maths and Spanish.
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sobresalir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (en tamaño)
a. to jut out, to stick out
el tejado sobresale varios metrosthe roof juts out several meters
la enagua le sobresale por debajo de la faldaher petticoat is showing beneath her skirt
2. (en importancia)
a. to stand out
sobresale por su inteligenciahe is outstandingly intelligent
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sobresalir
intransitive verb
1 (Archit) to project; overhang; jut out; (salirse de la línea) to stick out
2 (destacarse) to stand out; excel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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