Barrer in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
barrer
transitive verb
1. to sweep (con escoba)
2. to sweep away (sujeto: viento, olas)
  • el huracán barrió todo a su paso the hurricane destroyed everything in its path
3. to scan (computing & medicine) (con escáner)
4. to thrash, to annihilate (informal) (derrotar)
intransitive verb
also:
  • barrer con to finish off, to make short work of (llevarse)
  • barrer hacia o para adentro (figurative) to look after number one
barrer
transitive verb
1 (con escoba) to sweep; [+suelo] to sweep; sweep clean; [+habitación] to sweep (out); [+objeto] to sweep aside; sweep away
2 (Mil) (Náutica) to sweep o rake with gunfire; (with gunfire)
3 (eliminar) [+obstáculo] to sweep aside; sweep away; [+rival] to sweep aside; overwhelm; [+dudas] to sweep aside; dispel
los candidatos del partido barrieron a sus adversarios the party's candidates swept their rivals aside
barrer con todo to make a clean sweep
intransitive verb
1 (con escoba) to sweep up
2 (llevarse)
barrer para o hacia dentro to look after number one
comprar algo al barrer (S. Cone) to buy sth in a job lot
pronominal verb
barrerse
1 (México) [+caballo] to shy; start
2 (México) (humillarse) to grovel
Verb Conjugations for barrer
Gerund: barriendo
Participle: barrido
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yobarrobarríbarríabarreríabarreré
barresbarristebarríasbarreríasbarrerás
él/ella/Ud.barrebarrióbarríabarreríabarrerá
nosotrosbarremosbarrimosbarríamosbarreríamosbarreremos
vosotrosbarréisbarristeisbarríaisbarreríaisbarreréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.barrenbarrieronbarríanbarreríanbarrerán
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