descollar
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descollar(
dehs
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koh
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yahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be prominent)
a. to stand out
La iglesia de 75 metros descolla por ser el edificio más alto de la ciudad.The 75-meter church stands out as the tallest building in the city.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to excel)
a. to stand out
Kori ha estudiado mucho porque quiere descollar entre sus compañeros.Kori has been studying a lot because she wants to stand out among her peers.
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descollar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (sobresalir)
a. to stand out
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descollar
intransitive verb
(sobresalir) [+persona] to stand out; be outstanding; [+montaña] to tower
descuella entre los demás he stands out above the others; la obra que más descuella de las suyas his most outstanding work; la iglesia descuella sobre los demás edificios the church towers over the other buildings
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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