sorber

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sorber(
sohr
-
behr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to drink in small quantities)
a. to sip
"Buen día", dijo Laura, y siguió sorbiendo su taza de té."Good morning", said Laura, and she continued sipping her cup of tea.
b. to suck up
Mario sorbió el vino para catarlo.Mario sucked up the wine to taste it.
c. to slurp
En Japón no está mal visto sorber la sopa.In Japan, it's not considered bad manners to slurp your soup.
2. (to sop up)
a. to soak up
Esta esponja vieja ya no sorbe el agua.This old sponge doesn't soak up water anymore.
b. to absorb
Coloquemos servilletas de papel en la mesa para que sorban el líquido derramado.Let's place paper napkins on the table so they absorb the spilled liquid.
3. (to suck down)
a. to swallow up
Los marineros escaparon en un bote salvavidas antes de que el mar sorbiera el barco.The sailors escaped in the lifeboats before the sea swallowed up the ship.
4. (to listen attentively)
a. to drink in
Me senté adelante en la clase y sorbí la fascinante lección del profesor.I sat in front of the class and drank in the professor's fascinating explanation.
sorberse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to inhale)
a. to sniff
Mi hijo está resfriado. Se la pasó todo el día estornudando y sorbiéndose.My son caught a cold. He has been sneezing and sniffing all day.
b. to sniffle
No tosas o te sorbas cerca del micrófono.Don't cough or sniffle in the microphone.
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sorber
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (beber)
a. to sip
2. (haciendo ruido)
a. to slurp
3. (absorber)
a. to soak up, to absorb
4. (atraer)
a. to draw o suck in
5. (escuchar atentamente)
a. to drink in
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sorber
transitive verb
1 (beber) (poco a poco) to sip; (chupando) to suck up
sorber por una paja to drink through a straw; sorber por las narices (gen) to sniff; sniff in; sniff up; (Med) to inhale
2 (absorber) [+esponja, papel secante] to soak up; absorb
3 (tragar) [+mar] to suck down; swallow up; [+palabras] to drink in;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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