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Principal Translations
vigilar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (controlar)guard vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (frontera)police vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El centinela vigilaba a los prisioneros para evitar su fuga.
vigilar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (velar, cuidar)watch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Vigila a los niños no vayan a hacerse daño con esas latas vacías.
 
Additional Translations
vigilar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (observar, custodiar)look after vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  keep an eye on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  monitor vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El supervisor vigilaba el cumplimiento de las normas internas de la empresa.
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Compound Forms:
vigilar constantemente monitor constantly vtr + adv
vigilar de cerca monitor closely vtr + adv
vigilar el guard the vtr + def art
vigilar el fuerte guard the fort, hold down the fort v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vigilar que no loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estar atento)ensure that [sth] does not, watch out that [sth] does not v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Vigila que no se acerque nadie.
 Watch out that no one comes near.
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