immerse

immerse(
ih
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muhrs
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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 submerge)
a. sumergir
The dried mushrooms will swell when you immerse them in water.Las setas secas se inflarán cuando las sumerjas en agua.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to absorb oneself)
a. sumergirse
I wanted nothing more than to immerse myself in a book for a couple of hours.Lo único que quería era sumergirme en un libro un par de horas.
b. meterse de lleno
He immersed himself in the Sami way of life, learning their language and sharing their hardships.Se metió de lleno en el estilo de vida de los Sami, aprendiendo su idioma y compartiendo las privaciones que sufrían.
3. (religious)
a. bautizar
When the priest immerses you, you are sanctified by the holy water.Cuando el cura te bautiza, el agua bendita te santifica.
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immerse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (also fig)
a. sumergir
to immerse oneself in somethingsumergirse en algo
immerse [ɪˈmɜːs]
transitive verb
to immerse sth in water sumergir algo en el agua; to be immersed in sth estar metido de lleno or inmerso en algo
when I went into her room I found her immersed in a novel
he was totally immersed in his work estaba metido de lleno or inmerso en su trabajo; she was immersed in the newspaper estaba absorta or inmersa en la lectura del periódico; to immerse o.s. in sth sumergirse en algo; she immersed herself in the history and culture of the place se metió de lleno or se sumergió en la historia y la cultura del lugar
their commitments do not permit them to immerse themselves in current affairs as fully as they might wish
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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