abatis
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abatis [a-ba-tis]
sustantivo
1. Estacas, árboles cortados para formar con ellos una obra defensiva. (Militar)
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The word abatís is the present form of abatir in the second person plural. See the full abatir conjugation.
abatir
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abatir(
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bah
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teer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to down)
a. to shoot down
Las baterías antiaéreas abatieron al caza.The anti-aircraft guns shot down the fighter.
b. to bring down
El Spitfire abatió dos bombarderos alemanes.The Spitfire brought down two German bombers.
2. (to knock to the ground)
a. to knock down (construction)
La casa fue abatida con una bola de demolición.The house was knocked down with a demolition ball.
b. to demolish (construction)
El viejo edificio fue abatido con explosivos.The old building was demolished with explosives.
c. to take down (a tent)
Los boy scouts abatieron la tienda de campaña y comenzaron a desayunar.The boy scouts took down the tent and started eating breakfast.
d. to cut down (a tree)
Si necesitas hacer más leña, puedes abatir ese árbol.If you need more firewood, you can cut down that tree.
e. to fell (a tree)
El leñador abatió los pinos con su hacha.The lumberjack felled the pines with an axe.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to defeat)
a. to take down
Un francotirador de la policía abatió al hombre que tenía al rehén.A police sniper took down the man holding the hostage.
4. (to dishearten)
a. to depress
La derrota frente a Inglaterra abatió al equipo.Their defeat against England depressed the team.
b. to get down
¡Ánimo! No te dejes abatir por una mala noticia.Cheer up! Don't let bad news get you down.
5. (to weaken)
a. to lay low
La infección pulmonar lo abatió y tuvo que guardar cama.The pulmonary infection laid him low and he had to say in bed.
abatirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to become dispirited)
a. to get depressed
Ana es una mujer fuerte y no va a abatirse por la pérdida de su casa.Ana is a strong woman and won't get depressed over losing her house.
7. (to plunge)
a. to swoop down
El Stuka se abatió y largó una bomba sobre el barco.The Stuka swooped down and dropped a bomb on the ship.
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abatir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (derribar; muro)
a. to knock down
2. (avión)
a. to shoot down
3. (desanimar)
a. to depress, to dishearten
no te dejes abatir por tan poca cosadon't let something so trivial get you down
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (caer)
a.
abatirse sobre algo/alguiento pounce on something/somebody
5. (desanimarse)
a. to become dejected o disheartened
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abatir
transitive verb
1 (derribar) to demolish; knock down; [+tienda de campaña] to take down; [+árbol] to cut down; fell; [+ave] to shoot down; bring down; [+bandera] to lower; strike; [+persona] to knock down
2 [+enfermedad, dolor] to lay low; prostrate (formal)
3 (desanimar) to depress; discourage; (humillar) to humble; humiliate
pronominal verb
abatirse
1 (caerse) to drop; fall; [+pájaro, avión] to swoop; dive
abatirse sobre to swoop on
2 (desanimarse) to be depressed; get discouraged
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