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verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (proveer) See examples:surtir a alguien de algo
    to supply somebody with something
    1.2 (efecto)el tratamiento no surtió efecto
    the treatment had no effect o didn't work
    las medidas no surtieron el efecto deseado
    the measures did not have o produce the desired effect o did not work as hoped
    el presente escrito surtirá efectos de notificación [formal]
    this document will serve as formal notification
  • 2 (México) [familiar] (pegar) See examples: me surtió (un puñetazo)
    he hit o thumped me

also: surtirse verbo pronominal

  • surtirse de algo
    to stock up with something
    allí puede surtirse de todo lo necesario
    you can stock up with o get everything you need there
Example sentences
  • Reinicia la máquina para que los cambios surtan efecto.
  • El debate interno en el APRA también pareció surtir algún efecto.
  • Pero las técnicas y estrategias se hacen obsoletas y dejan de surtir efecto.

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