A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to sew decorations on)
a. bordar
Penelope said she was embroidering a cap for her husband.Penélope dijo que bordaba una gorra para su esposo.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to exaggerate)
a. adornar
Dean clearly was embroidering his encounter with the celebrity to make it seem like more of event than it was.Claramente, Dean estaba adornando su encuentro con la celebridad para hacer que pareciera más de lo que era.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to sew decoration)
a. bordar
Now that I'm retired, I spend a lot of my time working in the garden, embroidering, and doing crosswords.Ahora que estoy jubilada, paso mucho tiempo trabajando en el huerto, bordando y haciendo crucigramas.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cloth)
a. bordar
2. (fig)
a. adornar (account, report)
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embroider [ɪmˈbrɔɪdəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (sew) bordar
2 (embellish) [+truth, facts, story] adornar;
intransitive verb
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