averiarse

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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to fail)
a. to break down
El coche se averió y tuvimos que llamar a una grúa.The car broke down and we had to call a tow truck.
averiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to cause damage)
a. to damage
El torpedo averió el barco, pero no lo hundió.The torpedo damaged the ship, but didn't sink it.
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averiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to damage
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (máquina, coche)
a. to break down
averiar
transitive verb
(Mecánica) to cause a breakdown in; cause a failure in; (estropear) to damage;
pronominal verb
averiarse
1 (Mecánica) to have a breakdown; (estropearse) to get damaged
debe de haberse averiado [+coche] it must have broken down; [+ascensor] it must be out of order; se averió el arranque the starter failed; the starter went wrong
2 (México) (perder la virginidad) to lose one's virginity
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