desaprovechar

desaprovechar(
dehs
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ah
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proh
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beh
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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.).
transitive verb
1. (to squander)
a. to waste
Es tu último día en Estocolmo. Deja de desaprovechar el tiempo y sal a pasear por la ciudad.It's your last day in Stockholm. Stop wasting time and go for a walk around the city.
b. to miss
Las zapatillas que quieres están en oferta. ¡No desaproveches esta oportunidad y cómpralas!The sneakers you want are on sale. Don't miss this chance to buy them!
c. to lose out on
Desaproveché la oportunidad de invitar a Lucía al baile de graduación y ahora va a ir con Mario.I lost out on the opportunity to ask Lucia to prom and now she's going with Mario.
2. (to not take full advantage of)
a. to not make the most of
Estás desaprovechando el espacio que tienes en el jardín trasero. ¡Podrías plantar muchas cosas!You're not making the most of the space you have in your backyard. You could plant a ton of stuff!
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desaprovechar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (tiempo, ocasión, talento)
a. to waste
2. (espacio, recursos, terreno)
a. to underuse, to fail to exploit fully
desaprovechar
transitive verb
[+ocasión, oportunidad] to waste; miss; [+talento] not to use to the full;
intransitive verb
(perder terreno) to lose ground; slip back
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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