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Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofzarandear.
See the entry forzarandeo.
-I shake
Presentyoconjugation ofzarandear.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to agitate)
a. to shake
Los amigos de Abdiel lo zarandeaban para que se despertara.Abdiel's friends were shaking him to make him wake up.
¡Deja de zarandear eso! ¡Cuesta una fortuna y lo vas a romper!Stop shaking that! It costs a fortune, and you're going to break it!
b. to jostle
El político abandonó su discurso cuando la muchedumbre lo zarandeó y lo escupió.The politician abandoned his speech when he was jostled and spat upon by the crowd.
c. to buffet (wind, waves)
Una racha de turbulencia zarandeó el avión y los pasajeros se asustaron.The plane was buffeted by a patch of turbulence and the passengers got scared.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to sway)
a. to toss about
Me mareo en los barcos porque se zarandean continuamente con las olas.I get seasick in boats because they continually toss about in the waves.
b. to rock
La estela del crucero hizo que se zarandearan todos los botes que había alrededor.All the nearby boats rocked in the wake of the cruiser.
3. (to move in an affected manner)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to sway one's hips
La muchacha pasó zarandeándose y todas las miradas se clavaron en ella.The girl walked past swaying her hips and all eyes were on her,
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cosa)
a. to shake
2. (persona)
a. to jostle, to knock about
transitive verb
1 (sacudir) to shake vigorously; (empujar) to jostle; push around
2 (dar prisa a) to keep on the go
3 (cribar) to sieve; sift
4 (Latinoamérica) (balancear) to swing; push to and fro
5 (insultar) to abuse publicly
pronominal verb
1 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (pavonearse) to strut about
2 (ir y venir) to keep on the go
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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