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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to drill
este ruido te taladra los tímpanosthe noise is ear-piercing
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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
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