vislumbrar
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vislumbrar(
bees
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loom
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brahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to catch sight of)
a. to make out
El sótano no tenía ventanas, y cuando bajé, vislumbré una rata en las sombras.When I went into the windowless basement, I made out a rat in the shadows.
b. to discern
El centinela vislumbró una silueta en la penumbra y comenzó a disparar.The sentry discerned a figure in the gloom and started shooting.
2. (to envisage)
a. to glimpse
Vislumbré la solución después de que reformulé el problema.I glimpsed the solution after I reformulated the problem.
vislumbrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to be looming)
a. to appear in sight
La neblina se disipó y se vislumbró un lago.The mist cleared and a lake appeared in sight.
b. to come into view
A lo lejos se vislumbra una cabaña.A hut comes into view in the distance.
4. (to become evident)
a. to become clear
Se vislumbró la verdad cuando le hice preguntas capciosas.The truth became clear when I asked her tricky questions.
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vislumbrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (entrever)
a. to make out, to discern
2. (adivinar)
a. to have an inkling of
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (entreverse)
a. to be barely visible
4. (adivinarse)
a. to become a little clearer
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vislumbrar
transitive verb
1 [+paisaje, figura] to glimpse; catch a glimpse of
2 [+solución] to glimpse; begin to see; [+futuro] to get a slight idea of; [+hecho desconocido] to surmise
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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