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destapar
transitive verb
1. to open (caja, botella); to take the lid off (olla)
2. to unblock (oídos)
3. to uncover (descubrir)
destaparse
pronominal verb
1. to lose the covers (desabrigarse)
  • el bebé se destapa por las noches the baby kicks the blankets off at night
2. to become unblocked (oídos)
3. to open up (revelarse)
  • al final se destapó el escándalo in the end the scandal came to light
destapar
transitive verb
1 (descubrir) [+mueble] to uncover; [+botella] (gen) to open; (con corcho) to uncork; [+recipiente] to take the lid off
2 (en la cama) to take the bedclothes off
lo destapó she took the covers off him
3 (hacer público) [+secreto] to reveal; [+escándalo] to uncover
4 (Latinoamérica) (desatascar) to unblock
pronominal verb
destaparse
1 (descubrirse) to get uncovered
el niño se ha destapado the bedclothes have fallen off the baby
2 (revelarse) to show one's true character
se destapó metiéndose a monja she astounded everyone by becoming a nun
3 (desahogarse) to open one's heart;con to
4 (perder los estribos) to let fly; lose control
Verb Conjugations for destapar
Gerund: destapando
Participle: destapado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yodestapodestapédestapabadestaparíadestaparé
destapasdestapastedestapabasdestaparíasdestaparás
él/ella/Ud.destapadestapódestapabadestaparíadestapará
nosotrosdestapamosdestapamosdestapábamosdestaparíamosdestaparemos
vosotrosdestapáisdestapasteisdestapabaisdestaparíaisdestaparéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.destapandestaparondestapabandestaparíandestaparán
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