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virar

virar(
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rahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (nautical)
a. to tack
En ese caso, lo mejor es virar el velero y ponerlo a barlovento.In such case the best course of action is to tack the sailboat to windward.
b. to put about
Debido a la tormenta, el piloto decidió virar el barco y poner rumbo a la costa.Due to the storm, the pilot decided to put the ship about and head for the coast.
c. to turn
El capitán dio orden de virar el barco a babor para evitar la colisión.The captain gave the order to turn the ship to port to avoid the collision.
2. (photography)
a. to tone
Con estos mandos puedes virar la imagen al color que quieras.Using these controls you can tone the image to the color you want.
3. (to rotate)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. to turn
El letrero de la puerta dice "abierto"; por favor, víralo para el lado de "cerrado".The sign on the door says "open"; please turn it to the "closed" side.
b. to turn around
El lente de la cámara está del otro lado; tienes que virarla.The lens is on the opposite side of the camera; you have to turn it around.
4. (to spill)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. to knock over
¿Viraste mi café? - Sí, ahorita mismo le traigo otro.Did you knock over my coffee? - Yes, I'll bring you another right away.
5. (to take the life of)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. to kill
Viraron al criminal por soplón.They killed the thug for being a rat.
6. (to reject)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. to send back
Viré el arroz con pollo porque no tenía sabor.I sent the rice with chicken back because it had no flavor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (nautical)
a. to tack
Ese barco viró cerquísima del nuestro en la regata.That boat tacked very close to ours in the regatta.
b. to go about
La motora viró para retornar al puerto.The motorboat went about to return to port.
c. to turn
El velero azul es más lento virando que los demás veleros.The blue sailboat is slower turning than the other sailboats.
8. (to change direction)
a. to turn
Cuando llegues al semáforo, vira a la derecha.When you get to the traffic light, turn right.
b. to swerve
Perseguida por el coche de policía, la moto viró hacia la calle Páramo y desapareció entre el tráfico.Pursued by the patrol car, the motorbike swerved into Paramo road and disappeared in the traffic.
9.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to shift)
a. to veer
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
En cuestión de unos meses, su discurso político ha virado hacia el populismo.His political discourse has veered towards populism in a matter of months.
10. (to return)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. to go back
Si vas a virar a la casa, ¿puedes llevarte mis libros?If you're going back to the house, can you take my books with you?
virarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
11. (to leave)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to take off
¡No puedes virarte así! Los demás se preocuparán.You can't just take off like that! The others will get worried.
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virar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (girar)
a. to turn (round)
2. (nautical)
a. to tack, to put about
3. (photography)
a. to tone
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (girar)
a. to turn (round)
virar en redondoto turn round
5. (fig)
a.
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virar
transitive verb
1 (Náutica) to put about; turn
2 (Fotografía) to tone
3 (Latinoamérica) (dar vuelta a) to turn (round); (invertir) to turn over; turn upside down
4 (Caribe) (azotar) to whip
intransitive verb
1 (cambiar de dirección) to change direction; turn; (Náutica) to tack; go about; [+vehículo] to turn; (con violencia) to swerve
tuve que virar a la izquierda para no atropellarle I had to swerve left to avoid hitting him; virar en redondo to turn round completely; virar a estribor to turn to starboard; virar hacia el sur to turn towards the south
2 (cambiar de parecer) to change one's views; [+voto] to swing
el país ha virado a la derecha the country has swung (to the) right; virar en redondo to swing round completely; make a complete volte-face
pronominal verb
virarse (Caribe) (morirse) to kick the bucket (muy_familiar)
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