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"Unplug" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "desenchufar", and "remove" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "quitar". Learn more about the difference between "unplug" and "remove" below.
unplug(
uhn
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pluhg
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (electricity)
a. desenchufar
I unplugged the TV because it was overheating.Desenchufé la tele porque se estaba sobrecalentando.
b. desconectar
We unplugged all the appliances during the electrical storm.Desconectamos todos los aparatos eléctricos durante la tormenta eléctrica.
2. (to unblock)
a. destapar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I went to unplug the kitchen sink and discovered that my sister had thrown her napkin in it again.Fui a destapar el fregadero y descubrí que mi hermana había echado su servilleta en el fregadero otra vez.
b. desatascar
Sarah tried to unplug the clogged drain with vinegar and baking soda.Sarah intentó desatascar el drenaje tapado con vinagre y bicarbonato.
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remove(
rih
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muv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take away)
a. quitar
Could you please remove your feet from the table?¿Puedes hacer el favor de quitar los pies de la mesa?
b. llevarse
They should remove their trash from that empty lot.Deberían llevarse la basura de ese solar.
c. retirar
Heat the water to boiling point and remove it from the heat.Hierva el agua al punto de ebullición y retírela del fuego.
2. (to make vanish)
a. eliminar
Together, we shall remove any obstacles in our way.Juntos, eliminaremos los obstáculos que se interpongan en nuestro camino.
b. acabar con
It is difficult to remove prejudice so firmly rooted.Es difícil acabar con prejuicios tan firmemente arraigados.
c. quitar
And now, some tips on how to remove grease stains.Y ahora, algunos consejos sobre cómo quitar las manchas de grasa.
d. disipar (doubts)
Your commitment to the cause has removed any doubts we might still have.Si nos quedaba alguna duda, su entrega a la causa las ha disipado todas.
3. (to take off)
a. quitarse
He removed his clothes and stepped into the shower.Se quitó la ropa y se metió en la ducha.
b. quitar
He's having his plaster removed today.Hoy le quitan la escayola.
4. (to take out)
a. sacar
Remove any extra nails before painting.Saca cualquier clavo que haya de más antes de pintar.
b. extraer (medicine)
They removed a bullet lodged near his spine.Le extrajeron una bala que tenía alojada cerca de la columna.
c. extirpar (medicine)
My mother has had a kidney removed.A mi madre le han extirpado un riñón.
5. (to delete)
a. eliminar
Censors removed several scenes from the film.La censura eliminó varias escenas de la película.
b. tachar
Remove this word and it will read much better.Tacha esta palabra y se leerá mucho mejor.
c. suprimir
It's too long. Shall we remove a couple of paragraphs?Es demasiado largo. ¿Suprimimos un par de párrafos?
6. (to dismiss)
a. destituir
The senior management wanted to remove him from his post.La cúpula directiva quería destituirle de su puesto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to change address) (United Kingdom)
a. trasladarse
We have recently removed to new offices in London.Recientemente, nos hemos trasladado a unas oficinas nuevas en Londres.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (remoteness)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The film is at several removes from the original play.La película dista mucho de la obra de teatro original.
This is but one remove from blackmail.Esto está a un paso de ser chantaje.
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