apearse
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apearse(
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peh
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to get down; used with "de")
a. to get off (train, bus, horse)
Me saludó con la mano al apearse del tren.She waved to me as she got off the train.
b. to get out of (car)
El conductor se apeó del vehículo y vio que había pinchado una rueda.The driver got out of the vehicle and noticed that he had a flat tire.
c. to alight from
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Vi a una pareja elegante apearse de un Rolls Royce en la entrada del hotel.I saw an elegant couple alighting from a Rolls Royce at the entrance to the hotel.
2. (to backtrack)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Intenté varias veces, pero no se apeaba de su propósito.I tried several times, but I couldn't talk him out of his plan.
Quiero que haya consenso, y no me voy a apear de la idea de llegar a un acuerdo.I want there to be a consensus, and I won't give up on the idea of reaching an agreement.
apear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to get down)
a. to help down (person)
Juan me apeó del caballo.Juan helped me down from my horse.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(person)
El inspector nos apeó del tren por no tener billete.The inspector made us get off the train because we didn't have tickets.
Los hombres lo apearon del carro y le dieron una paliza.The men got him out of the car and beat him up.
c. to take down (object)
Hoy van a poner las persianas que pedí, así que hay que apear las cortinas.They're going to put up the blinds I ordered today, so I need to take down the drapes.
4. (to remove from power)
a. to remove
Una mayoría de sus colegas pensaba que había llegado el momento de apearlo de la presidencia del comité.A majority of his colleagues thought the time had come to remove him as chairman of the committee.
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apear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (bajar)
a. to take down
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
apear a alguien deto talk somebody out of
no pudimos apearle de su ideawe couldn't get him to give up his idea
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (bajarse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
apearse (de)to alight (from), to get off
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
apearse deto give up
5. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
apearse del burroto back down
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apear
transitive verb
1 (ayudar a bajar) to help down; help to alight;de from; [+objeto] to take down; get down;de from; [+árbol] to fell
2 [+caballo] to hobble; [+rueda] to chock
3 (Archit) to prop up
4 [+problema] to solve; work out; [+dificultad] to overcome
5 (disuadir)
apear a algn de su opinión to persuade sb that his opinion is wrong
6
apear el tratamiento a algn (suprimir el tratamiento) to drop sb's title
7 (despedir) to give the boot (familiar); sack (familiar)
apear a algn de su cargo to remove sb from his post
8 (And) (matar) to kill
9 (Centroamérica) (reprender) to dress down (familiar); tell off (familiar)
pronominal verb
apearse
1 (bajarse) (de caballo, mula) to dismount; (de tren, autobús) to get off; alight (formal)
yo me apeo en la próxima parada I'm getting off at the next stop
no apearse del burro to refuse to climb o back down
2
apearse en (Latinoamérica) to stay at; put up at
3
apearse de algo (And) (librarse) to get rid of sth
4
no apeársela (Centroamérica) (estar borracho) to be drunk all the time
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