descalabrar

descalabrar(
dehs
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kah
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lah
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brahr
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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 injure someone's head)
a. to split somebody's head open
Como se te caiga ese jarrón encima de alguien lo descalabras.If you drop that vase on someone you will split their head open.
b. to wound in the head
Un trozo de cornisa se desprendió de la fachada y descalabró a un viandante.A piece of cornice fell down from the facade and wounded a pedestrian in the head.
2. (to injure)
a. to hurt
Ten cuidado con ese camión de juguete o descalabrarás al bebé.Be careful with that toy truck or you'll hurt the baby.
3. (to harm)
a. to damage
La aventura que tuvo Pablo descalabró su fama de marido fiel por excelencia.Pablo's affair damaged his reputation of faithful husband par excellence.
descalabrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to injure one's head)
a. to hurt one's head
Me descalabré al caerme de mi bicicleta.I hurt my head when I fell off my bike.
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descalabrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (herir)
a. to wound in the head
2. (colloquial)
a. to do serious damage to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to hurt one's head
4. (colloquial)
a. to brain oneself
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descalabrar
transitive verb
1 (golpear) [+objeto] to smash; damage
descalabrar a algn to split sb's head open
2 (perjudicar) to harm; damage
3 (Náutica) to cripple; disable
pronominal verb
descalabrarse to hurt one's head
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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