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Principal Translations
obrar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (actuar)behave, act viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Quien obra mal, acaba mal.
 He who behaves (or: acts) badly, ends badly.
obrar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (causar)bring about 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."
  create vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Confiar en los empleados obra cambios positivos en el clima laboral.
 Trusting employees brings about positive changes in the work climate.
 
Additional Translations
obrar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (estar, ubicarse)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be found vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 La documentación obra en poder del abogado.
 The documentation is (or: is found) in the possession of the lawyer.
obrar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (defecar)move your bowels, pass a stool v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  defecate viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (vulgar)crap viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 El paciente padece constipación, lleva varios días sin obrar.
 The patient is suffering from constipation, and has not moved his bowels (or: passed a stool) for several days.
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.

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