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varar(
bah
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rahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to take onto the beach)
a. to beach
Los marinos vararon el bote para arreglar el agujero que tenía en un lado.The sailors beached the boat to patch the hole on the side of the boat.
b. to careen
Varamos el bote para obtener acceso a la parte debajo de la línea de flotación.We careened the boat so that we could access the part of the boat below the waterline.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to run ashore)
a. to run aground
El barco varó y los piratas se escondieron en la selva.The ship ran aground and the pirates hid in the jungle.
b. to beach (whale)
Activistas de Greenpeace ayudaron a volver al mar a la ballena que varó.Greenpeace activists helped the whale that beached to get back to the sea.
vararse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to run ashore)
a. to run aground
El barco abandonado se varó en las playas de Normandía.The abandoned ship ran aground on the beaches of Normandy.
4. (to stop working)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to break down
El autobús se varó en el medio del desierto, a kilómetros de la próxima ciudad.The bus broke down in the middle of the desert, miles away from the next city.
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varar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (nautical)
a. to run aground
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (averiarse)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to break down
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varar
transitive verb
1 (llevar a la playa) to beach; run aground
2 (botar) to launch
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
vararse
1 (Náutica) to run aground
2 [+negocio, asunto] to get bogged down
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