volcar
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volcar(
bohl
-
kahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to turn over)
a. to knock over
El autobús chocó con el auto y lo volcó.The bus hit the car, knocking it over.
b. to spill
Volqué el vaso de vino por accidente y manché el mantel.I accidentally spilled my wine glass and stained the white tablecloth.
c. to tip over
El viento volcó el tendedero.The wind tipped over the clothesline.
2. (to empty)
a. to empty out
Volqué todo el cajón buscando mi anillo.I emptied out the whole drawer looking for my ring.
b. to dump
Ya terminaron de volcar la carga del camión.They have already finished dumping the load from the truck.
3. (to place)
a. to put
Volqué toda mi confianza en él y me traicionó.I put all my trust in him and he betrayed me.
b. to pour
He volcado toda mi energía en entrenar para el maratón.I've poured all my energy in training for the marathon.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to turn over)
a. to overturn (vehicle)
En las carreras de rally, es frecuente que los conductores se salgan de la pista o vuelquen.It is frequent that rally drivers go off the road or overturn.
b. to capsize (vessel)
La balsa chocó contra una roca y volcó.The raft hit a rock and capsized.
volcarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to turn over)
a. to tip over
Todo el jugo del vaso se volcó.The glass of juice tipped over.
b. to overturn (vehicle)
Vimos un tráiler volcarse en la carretera.We saw a trailer overturn in the highway.
c. to capsize (vessel)
El barco se volcó y muchos pasajeros perdieron la vida.The ship capsized and many passengers lost their lives.
6. (to dedicate yourself)
a. to throw oneself into
Claudia se volcó por completo a la medicina.Claudia threw herself completely into medicine.
7. (to make effort)
a. to go out of one's way
No creo que debas volcarte de esa manera para agradar a otros.I don't think you should go out of your way to please others.
b. to do one's utmost
Esa señora se vuelca para hacer felices a sus hijos.That lady goes does her utmost to make her children happy.
c. to bend over backwards
Trabajaba y estudiaba al mismo tiempo. Me volqué para tener un futuro.I studied and worked at the same time. I bent over backwards to have a future.
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volcar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (tirar)
a. to knock over
2. (carretilla)
a. to tip up
3. (vaciar)
a. to empty out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (coche, camión)
a. to overturn
5. (barco)
a. to capsize
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (caerse)
a. to fall over
7. (esforzarse)
a. to bend over backward
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volcar
transitive verb
1 (tirar) [+vaso] to upset; knock over; [+contenido] to empty out; tip out; [+carga] to dump; [+coche, camión] to overturn; [+barco] to overturn; capsize
2
estar volcado a un cometido to be dedicated to a task
3
volcar a algn (marear) to make sb dizzy; make sb's head swim; (convencer) to force sb to change his mind
4 (irritar) to irritate; exasperate; (desconcertar) to upset; (embromar) to tease
intransitive verb
[+coche, camión] to overturn
pronominal verb
volcarse
1 (voltearse) [+recipiente] to be upset; get overturned; [+contenido] to tip over; [+coche, camión] to overturn; [+barco] to capsize
2 (desvivirse) to bend over backwards (familiar); to go out of one's way
volcarse para o por conseguir algo to do one's utmost to get sth; volcarse por complacer a algn to bend over backwards to satisfy sb (familiar)
3 (entregarse)
volcarse en una actividad to throw o.s. into an activity
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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