An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to move vigorously)
a. to vibrate
Toca el acorde y deja que las cuerdas vibren todo el compás.Play the chord and let the strings vibrate for the whole measure.
2. (to rattle)
a. to shake
La tierra vibró cuando dispararon los cañones.The earth shook when the cannons fired.
3. (to tremble)
a. to quiver
A la oradora le vibraba la voz porque estaba nerviosa.The speaker's voice quivered because she was nervous.
4. (to be moved)
a. to be thrilled
Mariano vibró al escuchar que su hija había ganado el premio.Mariano was thrilled to hear that his daughter won the award.
b. to shake
El público vibró de emoción mientras miraba al clavadista tirarse de cabeza del acantilado.The crowd shook with emotion as they silently watched the diver dive from the cliff.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (onda, aparato)
a. to vibrate
2. (voz, edificio)
a. to shake
3. (público)
a. to be thrilled
el teatro entero vibraba con la músicathe whole theater was thrilled by the music
el concierto hizo vibrar al públicothe concert had an electrifying effect on the audience
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intransitive verb
1 (moverse) to vibrate; (agitarse) to shake; rattle; (pulsar) to throb; beat; pulsate; [+voz] to quiver;
2 (Lingüística)
hacer vibrar las erres to roll o trill one's r's
transitive verb
(hacer mover) to vibrate; (agitar) to shake; rattle;
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