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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 eliminate)
a. suprimir
The editor blacked out a few sentences that seemed superfluous.La editora suprimió unas oraciones que le parecieron superfluas.
b. borrar
The director decided to black out a few parts of the script.El director decidió borrar algunas partes del guión.
2. (to deprive of electricity)
a. dejar a oscuras
The windstorm blacked out half the city.La tormenta de viento dejó la mitad de la ciudad a oscuras.
b. apagar las luces
The first move will be to attack the power station in order to black out their base.El primer paso será atacar la central eléctrica para apagar las luces de su base.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to lose consciousness)
a. desmayarse
I'm just glad I wasn't driving when I blacked out.Solo me alegro de que no haber estado manejando cuando me desmayé.
b. perder el conocimiento
Rodolfo hit his head and blacked out for a moment.Rodolfo se golpeó la cabeza y perdió el conocimiento por un momento.
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black out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (censor; piece of writing)
a. borrar, tachar
2. (person in photo)
a. suprimir
3. (city)
a. dejar a oscuras
4. (television)
industrial action has blacked out this evening's programsla huelga ha obligado a suspender los programas de esta noche
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (faint)
a. desmayarse
black out
transitive verb
(obliterate with ink etc) suprimir
to black out a house apagar las luces de una casa; hacer que no sean visibles por fuera las luces de una casa; the screen was blacked out by the strike (TV) debido a la huelga no había programas en la pantalla; the storm blacked out the city la tormenta causó un apagón en la ciudad
(faint) desmayarse; perder el conocimiento
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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