traquetear
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traquetear(
trah
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keh
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teh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make noise)
a. to rattle
El coche empezó a traquetear, y poco después, se paró.The car began to rattle, and soon after, it stopped.
b. to clatter
Todos los días escucho el tren traqueteando al pasar por las vías.Every day I can hear the train clattering when it moves along the tracks.
c. to jolt
¿Por qué el avión traqueteó cuando aterrizó?Why did the plane jolt when it landed?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to traffic in)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. to deal
Agarraron al delincuente traqueteando en el callejón.The criminal was caught dealing in the alley.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to go to and fro)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to rush around
Gloria traquetea todo el día haciendo encargos para su jefe.Gloria rushes around all day running errands for her boss.
4. (to become tired)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. to become exhausted
Los mineros traquetean al final de la semana.The miners become exhausted by the end of the week.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to rattle)
a. to shake
El fuerte viento traqueteaba las palmeras.The high wind shook the palm trees.
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traquetear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to shake
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (hacer ruido)
a. to rattle
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traquetear
transitive verb
[+recipiente] to shake; [+sillas etc] to rattle; bang about; make a lot of noise with; muck about with;
intransitive verb
1 (con ruido) [+vehículo] to rattle; jolt; [+cohete] to crackle; bang; [+ametralladora] to rattle; clatter
2 (S. Cone) (México) (apresurarse) to bustle about; go to and fro a lot; (S. Cone) (cansarse) to tire o.s. out at work
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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