overheat

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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 heat to excess)
a. recalentar
If you overheat the milk, it will scald.Si recalientas la leche, te va a escaldar.
b. sobrecalentar
Direct sunlight can overheat the mechanism.La luz directa del sol puede sobrecalentar el mecanismo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to become too hot)
a. recalentarse
We had to pull over because the engine overheated.Tuvimos que orillarnos porque el motor se recalentó.
b. sobrecalentarse
If the battery overheats too often, it could damage your laptop.Si la batería se sobrecalienta demasiadas veces, podría dañarte la laptop.
3. (finance)
a. recalentarse
There are fears that the economy may overheat again.Se teme que la economía vuelva a recalentarse.
b. sobrecalentarse
The government has intervened to stop the economy overheating.El banco ha intervenido para evitar que la economía se sobrecaliente.
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overheat
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (engine, economy)
a. recalentarse
overheat [ˌəʊvəˈhiːt]
transitive verb
1 recalentar; sobrecalentar
to get overheated recalentarse
2 (Economics) also sobrecalentar
intransitive verb
recalentarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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