desangrar

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desangrar(
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sahng
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grahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to drain blood from)
a. to bleed
El carnicero desangró al cerdo e hizo morcillas con la sangre.The butcher bled the pig and made blood sausages.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to drain financially)
a. to bleed dry
El extorsionista desangró a Jaime con sus demandas de dinero.The blackmailer bled Jaime dry with his demands for money.
b. to bleed white
Los hijos de Leonor le piden tanto dinero que la están desangrando.Leonor's children ask her for so much money that they are bleeding her white.
desangrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to hemorrhage)
a. to lose a lot of blood
Tenemos que ponerle un torniquete en la herida porque la víctima está desangrándose.We need to apply a tourniquet to the wound man because the victim is losing a lot of blood.
b. to bleed to death
El accidente le causó heridas internas y la mujer se desangró.The woman sustained internal injuries in the accident and she bled to death.
c. to bleed out
Tenemos que llevarlo al hospital pronto o va a desangrarse.We need to get him to the hospital fast or he's going to bleed out.
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desangrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (animal, persona)
a. to bleed
2. (económicamente)
a. to bleed dry
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to lose a lot of blood
murió desangradohe bled to death
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desangrar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to bleed
2 [+lago] to drain
3 (quitar dinero a) to bleed white
pronominal verb
desangrarse (perder sangre) to lose a lot of blood; (morir) to bleed to death
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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