surtir
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surtir(
soor
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teer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be a source of)
a. to supply
La fábrica surte de agua embotellada a la mayoría de las tiendas.The factory supplies most of the stores with bottled water.
b. to provide
Este texto nos surtió de información muy interesante sobre los tratamientos médicos de aquel entonces.This text provided us with some very interesting information about medical treatments back then.
c. to furnish
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Una de las invitadas nos surtió de detalles acerca de la boda.One of the guests furnished us with details of the wedding.
2. (to produce)
a. to have (effect)
Claramente las palabras de la presidenta no surtieron el efecto pretendido.Clearly, the president's words did not have the intended effect.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(effect)
Si mi solución no surte efecto, hay otras medidas que podemos tomar.If my solution doesn't work, there are other measures we can take.
El tratamiento no ha surtido efecto en este paciente.The treatment was ineffective with this patient.
3. (to make up)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to dispense (a prescription)
¿Quiere esperar mientras la farmacéutica le surte su receta?Do you want to wait while the pharmacist dispenses your prescription?
b. to fill (a prescription or order)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Le pedí al farmacéutico que surtiera mi receta.I asked the pharmacist to fill my prescription.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to thrash)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to hit
Su mamá lo surtió por pelearse en el colegio.His mom hit him for fighting at school.
b. to beat
Nunca me surtieron de niño por portarme mal.I was never beaten as a child for misbehaving.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to come out)
a. to spurt
El chico palideció al ver la sangre que surtía de la herida.The boy went pale on seeing blood spurting from the wound.
b. to bubble up
Ver el agua surtiendo del manantial me relajó sobremanera.Watching the water bubbling up from the spring was very relaxing.
c. to spout
Había agua hirviendo que surtía de una cañería rota.Boiling water was spouting from a broken pipe.
d. to gush
De la fuente surtía el agua abundante.Water was gushing from the fountain.
surtirse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
6. (to get a supply; often used with "de")
a. to stock up
El dueño de la tienda se surtió para todo el año.The store owner stocked up for the entire year.
b. to stock up on
Tendremos que ir al supermercado a surtirnos de víveres.We'll need to go to the supermarket to stock up on groceries.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (to be made up)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to be dispensed (a prescription)
Hay que incluir la fecha en que se surtió la receta médica.You need to include the date on which the prescription was dispensed.
b. to be filled (a prescription or order)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las recetas pueden surtirse en cualquier farmacia.Prescriptions can be filled at any pharmacy.
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surtir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (proveer)
a. to supply
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (brotar)
a. to spout, to spurt
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (proveerse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
surtirse deto stock up on
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surtir
transitive verb
1 (suministrar) to supply; furnish; provide
surtir a algn de combustible to supply sb with fuel; surtir el mercado to supply the market; surtir un pedido to fill an order
2 (tener)
intransitive verb
(brotar) to spout; spurt; spurt up; rise
pronominal verb
surtirse
surtirse de to provide o.s. with
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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