descongelar

descongelar(
dehs
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kohng
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heh
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lahr
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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 unfreeze food)
a. to defrost
Prefiero descongelar la comida la noche antes en vez de utilizar el microondas.I prefer to defrost food the night before instead of using the microwave.
b. to thaw
El pan estaba igual de tierno tras descongelarlo que al comprarlo.After we thawed the bread, it was as soft as the day we bought it.
2. (to remove ice)
a. to defrost
El técnico nos recomendó descongelar la nevera al menos una vez al año.The technician recommended that we defrost the refrigerator at least once a year.
b. to deice
Utilicé un rascador para descongelar el parabrisas de mi coche.I used a scraper to deice the windshield of my car.
3. (to unblock assets)
a. to unfreeze
El gobierno descongeló el salario de los funcionarios después de tres años.The government unfreezed the salary of public servants after three years.
descongelarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to unfreeze food)
a. to defrost
Si el filete ya se ha descongelado no lo vuelvas a congelar después.If the steak has already defrosted don't freeze it again afterwards.
b. to thaw
Los guisantes se habían descongelado y por eso se rompió la cadena del frío.The peas had thawed and so the cold chain had broken.
5. (to remove ice)
a. to defrost
El congelador tardó en descongelarse unas horas desde que lo desenchufé.It took some hours for the freezer to defrost after unplugging it.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to become friendlier)
a. to thaw
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El acuerdo indica que la relación entre ambos partidos se está descongelando.The agreement shows that the relationship between both parties is thawing.
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descongelar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (producto)
a. to thaw
2. (nevera)
a. to defrost
3. (precios)
a. to free
4. (créditos, salarios)
a. to unfreeze
descongelar
transitive verb
1 (quitar el hielo de) [+congelador] to defrost; [+alimentos] to defrost; thaw; [+coche] to de-ice
2 (Economía) [+créditos, salarios] to unfreeze
pronominal verb
descongelarse [+congelador] to defrost
¿cuánto tarda el descongelador en descongelarse? para que se descongele más rápidamente conviene introducir un vaso con agua caliente
[+alimentos] to defrost; thaw
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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