terciar

terciar(
tehr
-
syahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to place diagonally)
a. to tilt
Tercié el sombrero que tenía puesto el maniquí para darle un aspecto tanguero.I tilted the hat the mannequin had on to give him a tango look.
2. (to split into three parts)
a. to divide into three
Terciamos las raciones para que las tres personas reciban la misma cantidad.We divided the rations into three so the three people would get the same amount.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to arbitrate)
a. to mediate
Una policía terció y ayudó a que los vecinos que se estaban peleando resolvieran la disputa.A police officer mediated and helped the fighting neighbors to solve their dispute.
b. to intervene
Tuve que terciar o se iba a armar una pelea.I had to intervene before a fight broke out.
4. (to participate)
a. to take part
No tercié en el debate porque no sabía mucho de biología marina.I didn't take part in the debate because I didn't know much about marine biology.
terciarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to happen)
a. to arise
Si se tercia la oportunidad de ser transferido a otro país, voy a postularme.If the opportunity of being transferred abroad arises, I will apply.
b. to present itself
Voy a invitar a salir a Leonela si se tercia la oportunidad.I will ask Leonela out If the chance presents itself.
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terciar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (poner en diagonal)
a. to place diagonally
2. (sombrero)
a. to tilt
3. (dividir)
a. to divide into three
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (mediar)
a. to mediate
5. (participar)
a. to intervene, to take part
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (general)
a. to arise
si se terciaif the opportunity arises
terciar
transitive verb
1 (Matemáticas) (dividir en tres) to divide into three
2 (inclinar) to slant; slope; [+arma] to wear (diagonally) across one's chest; [+sombrero] to tilt; wear on the slant
3 (Agr) to plough a third time
4 (And) (S. Cone) (México) (al hombro) to hoist on to o carry on one's shoulder
(Latinoamérica) [+vino] to water down; (México) (mezclar) to mix; blend;
intransitive verb
1 (mediar) to mediate
terciar entre dos rivales to mediate between two rivals; yo terciaré con el jefe I'll have a word with the boss
2 (participar)
terciar en algo to take part in sth; join in sth
3 (completar el número) to fill in; make up the numbers
pronominal verb
terciarse
si se tercia, él también sabe hacerlo if it comes to that, he knows how to do it too; si se tercia una buena oportunidad if a good chance presents itself o comes up; si se tercia alguna vez que yo pase por allí if I should happen to go that way
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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