darken
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darken(
dar
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kihn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make dark)
a. oscurecer
The electrician shut off the lights and darkened the building.El electricista apagó las luces y oscureció el edificio.
2. (to make somber)
a. ensombrecer
The bad news darkened the festivities.Las malas noticias ensombrecieron las festividades.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to become dark)
a. oscurecerse
The room darkened as the sun started to set.El cuarto se oscureció cuando el sol empezó a ponerse.
b. nublarse (sky)
The sky darkened and we knew that a storm was approaching.El cielo se nubló y supimos que se acercaba una tormenta.
4. (to become somber)
a. ensombrecerse
Everybody's mood darkened when we found out that we didn't receive the grant.Los humores de todos se ensombrecieron cuando nos enteramos de que no habíamos recibido la beca.
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darken
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (sky, color)
a. oscurecer
never darken my door again!¡no vuelvas a pisar el umbral de mi casa!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (sky, color)
a. oscurecerse
3. (thoughts)
a. ensombrecerse
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darken [ˈdɑːkən]
transitive verb
[+sky] oscurecer; [+colour] hacer más oscuro
a darkened room un cuarto oscuro
to darken sb's door
never darken my door again! ¡no vuelvas nunca por aquí!
intransitive verb
[+room, landscape] oscurecerse; [+sky] (at nightfall) oscurecerse; (cloud over) nublarse; [+colour] ponerse más oscuro; [+face, future] ensombrecerse;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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