1. (to dismember)
a. to sever
El soldado le cercenó el brazo al enemigo con el machete.The soldier severed his enemy's arm with his machete.
b. to cut off
El verdugo le cercenó la cabeza en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.The executioner cut off his head in the blink of an eye.
c. to amputate
"Me cercenaron la mano porque es el castigo por robar", dijo el pobre chico."They amputated my hand because it is the punishment for stealing," said the poor boy.
2. (to cut shorter)
a. to trim
Le cercené las plumas al loro.I trimmed the parrot's feathers.
3. (to reduce)
a. to cut down
La municipalidad cercenó la cantidad destinada a las actividades culturales.The city council cut down the amount set aside for cultural activities.
a. to amputate
a. to cut back, to curtail
Verb Conjugations for cercenar
Present Participle: cercenando
Past Participle: cercenado
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