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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 accustom to food)
a. destetar
Melanie began to wean her baby when he was 18 months old.Melanie comenzó a destetar a su bebé cuando tenía 18 meses.
2. (to detach from dependence on; often used with "from" and "off")
a. desenganchar
Richard weaned himself off cigarettes by using nicotine patches.Richard se desenganchó de los cigarrillos usando parches de nicotina.
b. alejar
Doctors are trying to wean Mac from his dependence on painkillers.Los médicos están tratando de alejar a Mac de su dependencia de los analgésicos.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (baby)
a. destetar
2. (fig)
to wean somebody from or off a bad habitquitar or
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wean [wiːn]
transitive verb
[+child] destetar
to wean sb (away) from sth alejar a algn de algo
she tried weaning him away from rock `n' roll and on to the classics if you think she depends on you too much, work on ways in which she can be gradually weaned away from this dependency It was necessary to wean these men away from the radicalism to which their disillusionment made them susceptible
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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