An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g., sex, once upon a time).
(to stay)
a. tardar
Please get wine from the store, and don't tarry. Our guests are coming in an hour.Por favor, compra vino en la tienda y no tardes. Nuestros invitados llegarán en una hora.
b. demorarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Magdalena wasn't in a hurry; she was in the mood to tarry.Madgalena no tenía prisa; tenía ganas de demorarse.
c. entretenerse
Susana always tarries in the morning and arrives to class late.Susana siempre se entretiene por la mañana y llega tarde a clase.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (marked by tar)
a. alquitranado
The rescue team washed the bird's tarry feathers.El equipo de rescate limpió las plumas alquitranadas del ave.
b. a alquitrán (invariable)
Charcoal has a tarry scent.El carbón vegetal tiene olor a alquitrán.
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tarry [ˈtærɪ]
intransitive verb
(stay) quedarse; (dally) entretenerse; quedarse atrás; (be late) tardar (en venir); demorarse;
tarry [ˈtɑːrɪ]
[+substance] alquitranado; embreado; (covered with tar) cubierto de alquitrán; (stained with tar) manchado de alquitrán
to taste tarry saber a alquitrán
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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