A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to reduce armaments)
a. to disarm
Ambos países se desarmaron tras firmar el tratado de paz.Both countries disarmed after signing the peace treaty.
2. (to disassemble)
a. to come apart
La aspiradora de mano se desarma fácilmente para su limpieza.The handheld vacuum cleaner comes apart easily for cleaning.
b. to fall to pieces
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
La vieja tumbona de madera se desarma cuando me tiendo en ella.The old wooden deck chair falls to pieces when I lie down on it.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to disassemble)
a. to dismantle
El armario va a pasar por la puerta si lo desarmamos.The wardrobe will fit through the door if we dismantle it.
b. to take apart
Desarmé la maqueta de plástico y pinté las partes por separado.I took apart the plastic model and I painted the pieces separately.
c. to take to pieces
Ruy desarmó el tren de juguete para ver cómo funciona.Ruy took the toy train to pieces to see how it works.
d. to take down (a tent)
Los andinistas desarmaron la tienda y comenzaron a caminar.The mountain climbers took down the tent and started walking.
e. to break up
Juliana desarmó el rompecabezas para armarlo de nuevo.Juliana broke up the puzzle to put it together again.
4. (to take away the weapons of)
a. to disarm
Un policía de civil desarmó al ladrón.An off-duty police officer disarmed the robber.
5. (to win over)
a. to disarm
Mi rival en el debate me desarmó con pruebas irrefutables.My rival in the debate disarmed me by presenting irrefutable evidence.
6. (to appease)
a. to calm
Estaba hecho una furia pero mi novia me abrazó y me desarmó.I was in a rage but my girlfriend hugged me and calmed me.
b. to placate
El gerente desarmó al cliente furioso al ofrecerle un descuento generoso.The manager placated the angry customer with a generous discount.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (quitar las armas)
a. to disarm
2. (desmontar)
a. to take apart, to dismantle
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
transitive verb
1 (Mil) to disarm
2 (desmontar) [+juguete] to take apart; take to pieces; [+rompecabezas] to break up; [+tienda de campaña] to take down; [+estantería, mueble] to dismantle; take apart; [+remos] to ship; [+barco] to lay up; [+barrera] to remove; take down
3 (dejar sin argumentos) [+persona] to disarm; [+ira] to calm
intransitive verb
to disarm
pronominal verb
desarmarse [+rebeldes, terroristas] to disarm
La guerrilla se niega a desarmarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Machine Translators
Translate desarmarse using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Random Word
Roll the dice and learn a new word now!
Get a Word
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict
Why use the SpanishDict dictionary?


Get More than a Translation

Get conjugations, examples, and pronunciations for millions of words and phrases in Spanish and English.


Translate with Confidence

Access millions of accurate translations written by our team of experienced English-Spanish translators.


Examples for Everything

Search millions of Spanish-English example sentences from our dictionary, TV shows, and the internet.


Say It like a Local

Browse Spanish translations from Spain, Mexico, or any other Spanish-speaking country.