sumergían
they submerged
The word sumergían is the imperfect form of sumergir in the third person plural. See the full sumergir conjugation.

sumergir

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sumergir(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to sink)
a. to submerge
Primero sumerge en agua hirviendo las rodajas de manzana para reblandecerlas.Submerge the apple slices in boiling water to soften them first.
b. to immerse
El reto consistía en sumergir la cabeza en agua helada.The challenge consisted of immersing your head in ice water.
c. to dip
Sumerge las alitas de pollo en el adobo y después fríelas.Dip the chicken wings in the marinade and then fry them.
2. (to push down)
a. to plunge
El corte de luz ha sumergido la ciudad en el caos.The power outage has plunged the city into chaos.
sumergirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to sink)
a. to dive
El submarino se sumergió hasta 20,000 leguas bajo el mar.The submarine dived down 20,000 leagues under the sea.
b. to submerge
La flota de submarinos se sumergieron todos a la vez.The fleet of submarines submerged all at once.
4. (to surround oneself)
a. to immerse oneself
Cuando viajes al extranjero, recomiendo que te sumerjas en una lengua ajena.When you travel abroad, I recommend that you immerse yourself in a foreign language.
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sumergir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (hundir)
a. to submerge
2. (con fuerza)
a. to plunge
3. (bañar)
a. to dip
sumergir en el caosto plunge into chaos
el libro sumerge al lector en otra épocathe book immerses the reader in another age
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (hundirse)
a. to submerge
5. (con fuerza)
a. to plunge
el coche se sumergió en el ríothe car sank to the bottom of the river
6. (abstraerse)
a. to immerse oneself
se sumergió en sus pensamientoshe immersed himself in his thoughts
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sumergir
transitive verb
(completamente) to immerse; (parcialmente) to dip;en in
sumergir la bolsa en agua hirviendo put the bag into the boiling water
pronominal verb
sumergirse
1 (hundirse) [+objeto, persona] to sink beneath the surface; [+submarino] to dive
2 (en un ambiente)
sumergirse en to immerse o.s. in
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