aplastar
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aplastar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to smash)
a. to crush
Me da mucho asco aplastar las cucarachas con el pie.I find crushing cockroaches by stamping on them really disgusting.
b. to squash
Se sentó encima de la caja sin querer y la aplastó.He accidentally sat down on the box and squashed it.
2. (to defeat)
a. to crush
El equipo venezolano aplastó al francés en el partido del sábado.The Venezuelan team crushed the French team in Saturday's match.
b. to quash
La policía aplastó las protestas contra la nueva ley.The police quashed the protests against the new law.
c. to overwhelm
La oposición aplastó sus débiles argumentos con datos reales.The opposition overwhelmed his weak arguments with real data.
aplastarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to become squashed)
a. to get squashed
No pongas las latas encima de las donas que se aplastan.Don't put the cans on top of the donuts or they'll get squashed.
4. (to lie flat)
a. to flatten oneself
Al oír las balas me aplasté contra el suelo.I flattened myself against the ground when I heard the bullets.
5. (to collapse)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to flop
Llegó a casa y se aplastó en el sofá.He came home and flopped down on the sofa.
6. (to get tired) (Southern Cone)
a. to tire oneself out
Me aplasté de tanto correr.I tired myself out from all the running.
b. to wear oneself out
Aplastarme en el gimnasio me ayuda a relajarme.Wearing myself out in the gym helps me to relax.
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aplastar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (por el peso)
a. to squash, to crush
2. (fig)
a. to crush
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aplastar
transitive verb
1 [+insecto etc] to squash; crush
2 (vencer) to crush; overwhelm; (con argumentos) to floor;
pronominal verb
aplastarse
1 (quedarse plano) to be squashed; [+coche] to crash; smash;contra on, against;
2 (espachurrarse) to flatten o.s.
se aplastó contra la pared he flattened himself against the wall
3 (S. Cone) (desanimarse) to get discouraged; lose heart; (atemorizarse) to get scared; take fright; (agotarse) to wear o.s. out; tire o.s. out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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