desabrochar
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desabrochar(
dehs
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broh
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chahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to loosen)
a. to unbutton
"¡Muestra el vello del pecho!" dijo Laura mientras me desabrochaba el primer botón de la camisa."Show off your chest hair!" said Laura as she unbuttoned the first button of my shirt.
b. to undo
Mamá, ¿me puedes desabrochar el cierre del vestido?Mom, can you undo the clasp on this dress?
c. to unfasten
El sastre me desabrochó el cinturón y me dio uno más largo.The tailor unfastened my belt and gave me a longer one.
desabrocharse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to loosen)
a. to come undone
Se desabrochó la hebilla de tu zapato.The buckle of your shoe came undone.
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desabrochar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to undo
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (persona)
a. to undo one's buttons
3. (ropa)
a. to come undone
se desabrochó el cuello de la camisahe unbuttoned his shirt collar
se te ha desabrochado la braguetayour fly has come undone
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desabrochar
transitive verb
1 [+camisa] to unbutton; undo; [+cremallera, bragueta, zapatos] to undo
¿me puedes desabrochar el collar? can you undo o unfasten my necklace?
2 [+secreto, misterio] to penetrate
pronominal verb
desabrocharse
1 [+ropa] to come undone
¿me ayudas a desabrocharme el vestido? would you help me undo my dress?
2 (desahogarse) to unburden o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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