acechar


acechar
v.
to watch, to spy on.
el cazador acechaba a su presa the hunter was stalking his prey
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acechar
verbo transitivo
1 (vigilar) to watch, spy on; (esperar) to lie in wait for
acechar la ocasión to wait one's chance
2 (caza) to stalk
3 (amenazar) to threaten, lurk
un gran peligro acecha great danger lies ahead
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VT (=observar) to spy on, watch; (=esperar) to lie in wait for; [+ caza] to stalk; (=amenazar) to threaten, beset

acechar la ocasión — to wait one's chance

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verbo transitivo <enemigo/presa> to lie in wait for

el peligro que nos acecha — the danger that lies ahead of us

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= lurk, stalk, lie in + wait, skulk, lurk in + the wings.
Ex. This is when children are not really concerned with scientific truth; they believe in Father Christmas anyway, even if there lurks the suspicion that there is something rather fishy about it all.
Ex. So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
Ex. The hurdles that lie in wait for us include ones called 'connectivity', 'electronic journals', 'new software', 'new computers', 'more RAM', 'local area networks' and 'more time and energy'.
Ex. The novel has many trappings that will ensnare the average reader but skulking at the bottom of its well of intrigue is a timeless terror more attuned to the mature sensibilities of an adult audience.
Ex. Prince Hal has proved his courage, but the conniving Falstaff and his companions lurk in the wings, waiting for Hal to ascend the throne.
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verbo transitivo <enemigo/presa> to lie in wait for

el peligro que nos acecha — the danger that lies ahead of us

* * *
= lurk, stalk, lie in + wait, skulk, lurk in + the wings.

Ex: This is when children are not really concerned with scientific truth; they believe in Father Christmas anyway, even if there lurks the suspicion that there is something rather fishy about it all.

Ex: So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
Ex: The hurdles that lie in wait for us include ones called 'connectivity', 'electronic journals', 'new software', 'new computers', 'more RAM', 'local area networks' and 'more time and energy'.
Ex: The novel has many trappings that will ensnare the average reader but skulking at the bottom of its well of intrigue is a timeless terror more attuned to the mature sensibilities of an adult audience.
Ex: Prince Hal has proved his courage, but the conniving Falstaff and his companions lurk in the wings, waiting for Hal to ascend the throne.

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acechar [A1 ]
vt
‹enemigo/presa› to stalk, to lie in wait for
somos conscientes del peligro que nos acecha we are aware of the danger that awaits us o that lies ahead of us
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acechar (conjugate acechar) verbo transitivoenemigo/presato lie in wait for;
el peligro que nos acecha the danger that lies ahead of us

acechar verbo transitivo
1 to lie in wait for
2 (amenazar) to threaten

'acechar' also found in these entries:
English:
stalk
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acechar vt
to watch, to spy on;
el cazador acechaba a su presa the hunter was stalking his prey
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acechar
v/t lie in wait for
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acechar vt
1) : to watch, to spy on
2) : to stalk, to lie in wait for
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acechar vb to lurk

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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