expel
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expel(
ehk
-
spehl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to banish)
a. expulsar
A student was expelled from the boarding school for bringing drugs onto campus.Un alumno fue expulsado del internado por haber traído drogas al recinto.
2. (to discharge)
a. expulsar
The pressure in the test tube will expel the vapor through the hole in the stopper.La presión en la probeta expulsará el vapor por el agujero del tapón.
b. expeler
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Some people say that the methane gas that cows expel is one of the greatest air pollutants in the world.Hay gente que dice que el gas metano que expelen las vacas es uno de los mayores contaminantes del aire en el mundo.
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expel
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. expulsar
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expel [ɪksˈpel]
transitive verb
[+air] (from container) arrojar; expeler; [+person] expulsar
to get expelled (from school) ser expulsado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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