descartar
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descartar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to discard)
a. to rule out
Quedó bien claro que tendríamos que descartar la opción de ir a la playa por la lluvia.It became quite clear that we would have to rule out the option of going to the beach because of the rain.
b. to dismiss
Si examinamos el análisis de las pruebas, podemos descartar nuestra primera hipótesis.If we examine the analysis of the tests, we can dismiss our initial hypothesis.
c. to reject
Al final, fue descartado como candidato para la presidencia.In the end, he was rejected as a candidate for the presidency.
d. to discount
Hemos descartado la posibilidad de mudarnos este año porque no tenemos dinero.We've discounted the possibility of moving this year because we don't have the money.
descartarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (cards)
a. to discard
Te toca a ti, ¿no? - ¡Qué va! Aún no te has descartado.It's your turn right? - What are you talking about? You haven't discarded yet.
b. to throw away
Siempre me descarto de las cartas en los momentos más inoportunos.I always throw away cards at the most inopportune times.
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descartar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ayuda)
a. to refuse, to reject
2. (posibilidad)
a. to rule out
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
descartarse (de)to discard
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descartar
transitive verb
1 (eliminar) [+candidato, plan, opción] to reject; rule out
han descartado tres de los proyectos presentados han descartado a los candidatos con menos experiencia
[+posibilidad, hipótesis] to dismiss; discount
puedes descartar la posibilidad de que venga
no hay que descartar la existencia de agua en el planeta we cannot dismiss o discount the possibility of water on the planet; han descartado la convocatoria de elecciones anticipadas they've ruled out (the possibility of) an early election; ya puedes descartar lo de hacer una fiesta en casa you can forget about having a party at home
2 (Naipes) to throw away; discard
debe descartar dos tréboles y un corazón
pronominal verb
descartarse
1 (Naipes)
se descartó de un as he threw away o discarded an ace
2 (excusarse)
descartarse de algo to excuse o.s. from sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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