quebrar
transitive verb
1. (to smash) 
a. to break 
Por segunda vez este mes, los niños del vecindario me quebraron una ventana jugando al béisbol.For the second time this month, the neighborhood kids broke one of my windows playing baseball.
Nadie pudo quebrar la piñata con el palo.Nobody was able to break the piñata with the stick.
2. (legal) 
a. to break 
"Sra. Rodríguez, su hija quebró varias leyes este fin de semana," dijo el oficial. "Mrs. Rodriguez, your daughter broke several laws this weekend," said the official.
3. (to make curved) 
a. to bend 
No creo que vas a poder quebrar ese tubo de plástico.I don't think you're going to be able to bend that plastic tube.
4. (colloquial) (to kill) (Central America) 
a. to off (colloquial) 
Quebraron al socio por mentir al jefe. They offed the partner for lying to the boss.
intransitive verb
5. (to ruin a business) 
La empresa de mi cuñado casi quebró el año pasado. My brother's company nearly went bankrupt last year.
b. to fail 
Quebraron muchos negocios después de la crisis económica. Many businesses failed after the economic crisis.
quebrarse
pronominal verb
6. (to break) 
a. to break 
La ventana se cayó del camión y se quebró. The window fell off the truck and broke.
b. to crack 
El vaso se me resbaló y se quebró. The glass slipped out of my hand and cracked.
quebrar
transitive verb
1. (romper) 
a. to break 
2. (fig) 
a. to destroy, to shatter 
3. (debilitar) 
a. to weaken 
intransitive verb
4. (finance) 
a. to go bankrupt 
5. (torcer) (Mexico) 
a. to turn 
pronominal verb
6. (romperse) 
a. to break 
7. (fam fig) (Mexico) 
a. no direct translation 
quebrarse la cabezato rack o
8. (voz) 
a. to break, to falter 
9. (darse por vencido) (Latin America) 
a. to give in, to throw in the towel 
quebrar
transitive verb
1 (romper) to break; smash
2 (doblar) (gen) to bend; [+cuerpo] to bend (at the waist);
3 (torcer) to twist
4 [+proceso] (interrumpir) to interrupt; (modificar) to alter the course of; seriously interfere with
5 [+color] to tone down
6 (México) (matar) to bump off (familiar); waste (familiar)
intransitive verb
1 (Economía) to fail; go bankrupt
2 (debilitarse) to weaken
3
quebrar con algn to break with sb
pronominal verb
quebrarse
1 to break; get broken; smash
2 (Med) to rupture
Phrases with "quebrar"
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no me puedes quebrar porque estoy quebrado
you can't break me, because I'm already broken
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