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componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (formar con elementos)form vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make up, put together vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 La empresa debe componer una comisión de seguridad e higiene integrada por obreros y empleados de confianza.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. We've formed a committee to look into the possibility of changing the direction of the company.
componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (obra musical) (music)compose vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Nadie puede componer como Mozart, fue un músico genial.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. Mozart composed more than 600 pieces of music in his short life.
componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). América Latina (reparar, arreglar) (informal)fix vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  repair vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Si el técnico no puede componer mi lavadora tendré que comprar una nueva.
 If the repairman can't fix my washing-machine, I'll have to get a new one.
componer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). América Latina (adornar algo)decorate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  adorn vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Todos los años el ayuntamiento compone las principales avenidas para las fiestas patrias.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. The streets were decorated with bunting for the royal visit.
componerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (partes: integrar, constituir)be composed of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be made up of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El esqueleto humano adulto se compone de 206 huesos.
 An adult human skeleton is composed of 206 bones.
componerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). México, coloquial (enfermo: aliviarse, curarse) (health)improve viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (from illness)recover viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  get better vi + adj
 El enfermo nunca se compondrá si no toma sus medicinas.
 The patient will never improve if he doesn't take his medicine.
componerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). México (persona: acicalarse) (UK)get yourself ready, tidy yourself up vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
  (US)get ready, get dressed up vi + adj
 Armando siempre se baña y se compone antes de salir a la calle.
 Armando always has a bath and gets himself ready (or: tidies himself up) before leaving the house.
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componer el semblante loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (serenarse, calmarse)compose oneself viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Anda, compón el semblante y entra ahí a dar el discurso.
componer el semblante loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mostrar seriedad)compose oneself viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  put on a serious face, put on a serious expression viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Manuel compuso el semblante y respiró para recuperar la paciencia.
componer la ropa vtr + nf anticuado (remendar prendas)adjust your clothes, fix your clothes vtr + npl
componer un poema vtr + nm (escribir obra en verso)write a poem v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
componer una canción vtr + nf (escribir pieza musical)compose a song, write a song vtr + n
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