excel
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excel(
ehk
-
sehl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be very successful)
a. sobresalir
Her son excels at mathematics and science.Su hijo sobresale en las matemáticas y la ciencia.
b. destacarse
As a painter, he excelled in the representation of animals, flowers, and fruits.Como pintor, se destacó en la representación de animales, flores y frutas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to do better than)
a. superar
He's producing brilliant work and excelling nearly all of his peers.Está produciendo un trabajo brillante y está superando a casi todos sus coetáneos.
3. (to outdo oneself) (United Kingdom)
a. lucirse
She excelled herself in the ballet last night.Se lució en el ballet anoche.
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excel
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (esp ironic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to excel oneselflucirse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. sobresalir
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excel [ɪkˈsel]
transitive verb
superar
to excel o.s. especially lucirse; pasarse; (LAm)
intransitive verb
to excel at or in sobresalir en; destacar en; to excel as destacarse como
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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