transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (seize by force) [person] capturar, apresar, aprehender; [animal] capturar; [ship] apresar; [city] tomar 1.2 (gain by effort) [votes] conseguir*, captar; [title] conseguir*; [championship] ganar they captureed 20% of the market se hicieron con el 20% del mercadoMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Ethiopian forces claim to have captured the town for strategic reasons and insist they intend to withdraw later.
- At sunset, tribal forces claimed to have captured a ridge on the Milawa valley adjacent to the Tora Bora valley.
- Only a few years later, the idea of a yeast that was out of control would capture the public imagination.
- 2 2.1 (attract, hold) [attention/interest] captar, atraer* the idea has captured the public imagination la idea ha entusiasmado a la opinión pública his feats have captured the nation's imagination tiene al país cautivado con sus hazañas 2.2 (preserve, record) [mood/atmosphere] captar, reproducir*Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The Sub-Standard uses words and pictures to capture the essence of London's worst August storms ever.
- Perhaps, the mad careening way of life might become more reflective as its mood and mode is captured in image and word.
- The pictures captured the mood or essence of the songs.
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