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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to elapse)
a. to pass
Deben transcurrir al menos dos años antes de que puedas volver a presentar tu solicitud.At least two years must pass before you can apply again.
b. to go by
Me pareció que mi tiempo de vacaciones transcurrió muy rápido.It seemed to me that my vacation time went by too fast.
2. (to occur)
a. to take place
La mayor parte de su infancia transcurrió en un pueblito muy tranquilo.Most of his childhood took place in a quiet little town.
b. to pass
Las elecciones transcurrieron en completo orden y en paz.The elections passed in an orderly fashion and peacefully.
c. to go
Afortunadamente, la conferencia transcurrió sin contratiempos y fue todo un éxito.Thankfully, the conference went smoothly and was a complete success.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (tiempo)
a. to pass, to go by
2. (ocurrir)
a. to take place, to happen
transcurrir sin incidentesto go off without incident
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intransitive verb
1 [+tiempo] to pass; elapse
han transcurrido siete años seven years have passed
2 [+acto, celebración] to pass; go
la manifestación transcurrió sin incidentes the demonstration passed without incident; todo transcurrió normalmente everything went normally
el pueblo donde transcurrió buena parte de su infancia fueron perdiendo gas a medida que transcurría el encuentro Cuando transcurría la mitad de la carrera, El día de ayer transcurrió tranquilo la tarde transcurrió aburrida las fiestas transcurren con gran alegría
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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