dejar hecho polvo

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dejar hecho polvo
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to leave exhausted)
a. to leave worn out
La caminata me ha dejado hecho polvo. En cuanto llegue a casa me meto en la cama.The hike has left me worn out. I'm going to bed as soon as I get home.
b. to leave shattered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
La gripe lo dejó hecho polvo. Tardó varias semanas en recuperarse.The flu left him shattered. It took him several weeks to recover.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to depress)
a. to leave devastated
La muerte de su hijo la dejó hecha polvo. Nunca volvió a ser ella misma.Her son's death left her devastated. She was never herself again.
b. to leave shattered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Lo que dijiste me dejó hecha polvo. Nunca hubiera imaginado que me odiaras tanto.What you said left me shattered. I never would have guessed you hated me so much.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to wreck)
a. to destroy
La guerra ya acabó, pero las bombas dejaron muchas partes de la ciudad hechas polvo.War is now over, but the bombs destroyed many parts of the city.
b. to leave a wreck
Aunque nosotros salimos ilesos, el accidente dejó el auto hecho polvo. Lo tuvimos que vender como chatarra.Although we were unharmed, the accident left the car a wreck. We had to sell it for scrap.
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