steer
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steer(
stir
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to navigate)
a. manejar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Paco steered the delivery van through the parking lot.Paco manejó la camioneta de reparto por el estacionamiento.
b. conducir
The racing driver steered the car around the hairpin bends.El piloto de carreras condujo el coche en las curvas cerradas.
c. gobernar
The captain steered his boat too close to a larger vessel.El capitán gobernó su barco demasiado cerca de un buque más grande.
d. dirigir
The pilot steered the plane through the jungle and miraculously landed on the beach.El piloto dirigió el avión a través de la selva y milagrosamente aterrizó en la playa.
2. (to guide)
a. dirigir
Our campaign aims to steer people towards healthier foods.Nuestra campaña intenta dirigir a la gente hacia alimentos más sanos.
b. llevar
Somehow, my sister always manages to steer the conversation back to religion.De alguna manera, mi hermana siempre logra llevar la conversación de nuevo a la religión.
c. conducir
We need to steer the discussion away from personal feelings.Tenemos que conducir el debate alejándolo de los sentimientos personales.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to navigate)
a. conducir
I enjoy watching taxi drivers steering skillfully through downtown.Me gusta ver como los taxistas conducen con habilidad por el centro.
b. manejar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Rob steered through the streets toward the hospital as fast as he could.Rob manejaba por las calles hacia el hospital lo más rápido que podía.
c. navegar
The captain steered for the harbor.El capitán navegó hacia el puerto.
4. (to handle)
a. tener dirección
My car is very small, so it steers easily.Mi carro es muy pequeño, así que tiene buena dirección.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (animal)
a. el buey
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Steers are more docile and easier to handle than intact bulls.Los bueyes son más dóciles y fáciles de manejar que los toros intactos.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tip)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el dato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ricardo got a bum steer from his investment advisor and lost $50,000.Ricardo recibió un pésimo dato de su asesor de inversiones y perdió $50,000.
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steer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bull)
a. el buey
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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steer [stɪəʳ]
transitive verb
1 [+car, van] conducir; manejar; (LAm) [+trolley] llevar; conducir
you steer and I'll push. Tran still ok?
[+ship] gobernar
he steered the wheelbarrow along the garden path llevó la carretilla por la senda del jardín; to steer one's way through a crowd abrirse paso por entre una multitud; you nearly steered us into that rock por poco nos llevas contra aquella roca
2 (lead) [+person] dirigir; llevar; [+conversation etc] llevar
I steered her across to the bar la dirigí hacia el bar; he steered me into a good job me enchufó para un buen trabajo (informal)
intransitive verb
[+car] conducir; manejar; (LAm) [+ship] gobernar
who's going to steer? (in car) ¿quién manejará el volante?; (in boat) ¿quién manejará el timón?; you steer and I'll push tú ponte al volante y yo empujo; can you steer? ¿sabes gobernar el barco etc?; to steer for sth dirigirse hacia algo
to steer clear of sb/sth esquivar a algn/evadir algo
noun
(US) (tip, advice)
to sell sb a bum steer dar información falsa a algn
steer [stɪəʳ]
noun
(bull) novillo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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