An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to trade; used with "con" or "en")
a. to traffic in
Mi vecino fue detenido por traficar con drogas.My neighbor was arrested for trafficking in drugs.
b. to traffic
Los piratas traficaban con mujeres y esclavos.The pirates trafficked women and slaves.
c. to deal in
La policía sabe que la familia trafica con drogas y armas pero no tienen pruebas.The police know the family deal in drugs and weapons but they have no evidence.
d. to deal
Guillermo había empezado a traficar con drogas a los 15 años.Guillermo had started dealing drugs at 15.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to trade)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to traffic in
La policía arrestó a la banda de médicos que traficaba órganos.The police arrested the gang of doctors who were trafficking in organs.
b. to traffic
El empresario llevaba años traficando droga.The businessman had been trafficking drugs for years.
c. to deal in
El galerista traficaba obras de arte de origen dudoso.The gallery owner was dealing in works of art of dubious origin.
d. to deal
Había una persona que traficaba cocaína y heroína en el campus.There was a person on campus who was dealing cocaine and heroin .
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to traffic
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intransitive verb
1 (negociar) to deal;con with;en in; to traffic;en in;
2 (moverse) to keep on the go; be on the move; (viajar) to travel a lot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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