An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to walk with effort)
a. caminar por el agua
Do you see that bear wading towards the raft?¿Ves ese oso caminando por el agua hacia la balsa?
The tide had come in, and we had to wade to the rock.La marea había subido y tuvimos que ir caminando por el agua hasta la roca.
b. caminar
There was no bridge, so we had to wade through the freezing water of the river.No había puente, así que tuvimos que caminar por las aguas heladas del río.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
From here it should be easy to wade ashore.Desde aquí no será difícil llegar a la orilla vadeando.
The children waded into the river to get their ball.Los niños se metieron en el río para recoger su pelota.
2. (to read; used with "through")
a. leerse
I waded through pages and pages of legal jargon unable to make any sense of it.Me leí páginas y páginas de jerga jurídica sin poder sacar nada en claro.
3. (to intervene in; used with "in" or "into")
a. meterse en
If I were you, I wouldn't wade into the fight.Yo de ti, no me metería en la pelea.
4. (to undertake; used with "into")
a. acometer
Today, I finally waded into the laborious task of classifying the batches.Hoy finalmente acometí la laboriosa tarea de clasificar los lotes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to walk through)
a. vadear
The men knew they would have to wade the river, so they began looking for the shallowest part.Los hombres sabían que tendrían que vadear el río, y por eso buscaban la parte menos profunda.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (in water)
a. caminar en el agua
to wade across a streamvadear un riachuelo
2. (fig)
to wade inentrometerse
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wade [weɪd]
intransitive verb
1 (also wade along) caminar (por el agua/la nieve/el barro etc)
to wade across a river vadear un río; to wade ashore llegar a tierra vadeando; to wade through the water/snow caminar por el agua/la nieve; to wade through the mud caminar por el barro; to wade through a book leer(se) un libro con dificultad por lo aburrido/lo difícil que es; (por lo aburrido/lo difícil que es)
It has #taken a long time to wade through the `incredible volume' of evidence
it took me an hour to wade through your essay tardé una hora en leer tu ensayo
to wade into sb (physically) abalanzarse sobre algn; emprenderla con algn; arremeter contra algn; to wade into a meal ponerse a comer
transitive verb
[+river] vadear
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