desbarrancar
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desbarrancar(
dehs
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bah
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rrahn
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to throw from a cliff)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to throw over a precipice
Emilio fue acusado de desbarrancar a un hombre.Emilio was accused of throwing a man over a precipice.
desbarrancarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to fall from a cliff)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to fall over a precipice
El vehículo se quedó sin frenos y se desbarrancó.The vehicle lost its brakes and fell over a precipice.
3. (to descend into chaos)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
(River Plate)
a. to be ruined
El país se desbarrancó desde que comenzó el gobierno dictatorial.The country was ruined from the beginning of the dictatorial government.
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desbarrancar
transitive verb
1 (Latinoamérica) to fling over a precipice
2 (And) (Caribe) (arruinar) to ruin
3 (And) (aplastar) to crush
pronominal verb
desbarrancarse
1 (Latinoamérica) to fall over a precipice
2 to come down in the world
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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