descortezar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to remove the bark of)
a. to strip the bark from
Los nativos descortezaban algunos árboles y luego usaban la corteza con fines medicinales.Natives stripped the bark from some trees and then used it as medicine.
b. to bark
Los hombres de la aldea solían descortezar los árboles para vender la corteza a las curtidurías.The men of the village used to bark trees and sell it to tanneries.
c. to cut the crust off
Después de descortezar el pan, embeba la miga en leche.After cutting the crust off the bread, soak the crumb in milk.
2. (to refine)
a. to polish up
Si tu meta es ser un autor publicado, vas a tener que descortezar tu estilo.If your goal is to become a published author, you'll need to polish up your style.
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descortezar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (árbol)
a. to strip the bark from
2. (pan)
a. to take the crust off
descortezar
transitive verb
1 (quitar la corteza a) [+árbol] to strip the bark from; [+pan] to cut the crust off; [+fruta] to peel
2 [+estilo, técnica] to polish up; knock the corners off
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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