For the definition of parar on SpanishDict, the following example is listed under transitive verb:
- (to avoid) a. to block
Es tan importante parar como golpear. (Blocking is as important as punching.)
I'm having a hard time understanding why this is an example of usage as a transitive verb. I can't identify a direct object as I was under the impression that a verb could not be a direct object.
And, why would the sentence not be "Parar es tan importante como golpear."?
In either case es/is seems to be the verb to me. Whatever the verb is, I'm still curious whether the sentence is an example of a transitive or intransitive verb.