stagger
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stagger
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to walk unsteadily)
a. tambalearse
Juan and his friends drunkenly staggered out of the bar and into a taxi.Borrachos, Juan y sus amigos salieron tambaleándose del bar y se subieron a un taxi.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to astonish)
a. dejar anonadado
The exorbitant price of dinner staggered everyone at the table.El precio exorbitante de la cena dejó anonadados a todos los que estaban en la mesa.
b. dejar pasmado
The rudeness of our guests completely staggered me.La grosería de nuestros huéspedes me dejó totalmente pasmado.
3. (to spread over time)
a. escalonar
It will be easier if everyone staggers their breaks instead of leaving all at once.Sería más facil si todos escalonaran sus pausas en vez de salir todos a la vez.
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stagger
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (astound)
a. dejar anonadado(a)
2. (work, holidays)
a. escalonar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (stumble)
a. tambalearse
to stagger alongir tambaleándose
to stagger to one's feetlevantarse tambaleándose
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stagger [ˈstæɡəʳ]
noun
1 tambaleo (m)
2 staggers (Veterinary Science) modorra (f)
intransitive verb
tambalear
he staggered to the door fue tambaleándose hasta la puerta; he was staggering about iba tambaleándose
transitive verb
1 (amaze) dejar anonadado; dejar pasmado
you stagger me! what really staggered me was his treatment in the States
we were staggered by the number of letters we received nos dejó anonadados or pasmados la cantidad de cartas que recibimos
2 [+hours, holidays, payments, spokes] escalonar
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