taladrar

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taladrar(
tah
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lah
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drahr
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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 perforate)
a. to drill into
Mi madre me recomendó no taladrar agujeros en la pared de un piso alquilado.My mother advised me not to drill into the wall of a rented apartment.
b. to pierce
Jorge taladró la pared con el clavo para colgar mi cuadro.Jorge pierced the wall with a nail to hang my painting.
2. (to make a loud sound)
a. to pierce
Los ladridos del perro taladraban aquella silenciosa noche.The barking of the dog pierced the silent night.
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taladrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to drill
este ruido te taladra los tímpanosthe noise is ear-piercing
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taladrar
transitive verb
1 [+pared] to drill a hole/holes in; drill; [+billete, documento] to punch
una bala le taladró el tobillo a bullet pierced his ankle
2 [+ruido, mirada, dolor] to pierce
un ruido que taladra los oídos an ear-splitting noise; me taladró con la mirada she fixed me with a piercing gaze; un llanto de bebé taladra el silencio a baby's cry pierces the silence; the silence is shattered by a baby's cry
De repente se le ilumina la cara, taladra con los ojos a Paloma
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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