zozobrar

zozobrar(
soh
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soh
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brahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be shipwrecked)
a. to founder
El barco pirata que zozobró en esta área supuestamente cargaba cofres llenos de monedas de oro.The pirate ship that foundered in this area was supposedly carrying chests with gold coins.
2. (to overturn)
a. to capsize
El bote zozobró, pero todos teníamos chalecos salvavidas.The boat capsized, but we were all wearing life vests.
3. (to be at risk)
a. to be in danger
¡El barco zozobra, capitán! ¡Tenemos que abandonarlo antes de que se hunda!The ship is in danger, captain! We must abandon it before it sinks!
4. (to fall through)
a. to fail
Su plan de asesinar al emperador zozobró, y fue ejecutado.His plan of assassinating the emperor failed, and he was executed.
b. to founder
El proyecto de restauración zozobró porque los fondos fueron destinados a otro edificio.The renovation project foundered because the funds were allocated to a different building.
c. to be ruined
El negocio familiar zozobró cuando el hijo del dueño se puso al frente.The family business was ruined when the owner's son took over.
5. (to fret)
a. to worry
María zozobraba, porque no sabía si iba a perder la beca.Maria worried, because she didn't know if she was going to lose her scholarship.
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zozobrar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (naufragar)
a. to be shipwrecked
2. (fracasar)
a. to fall through
zozobrar
intransitive verb
1 [+barco] (hundirse) to founder; sink; (volcar) to capsize; overturn; (peligrar) to be in danger
2 (fracasar) [+plan] to fail; founder; [+negocio] to be ruined
3 [+persona] to be anxious; worry
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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