descuartizar
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descuartizar(
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kwahr
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cut up)
a. to quarter
Los carniceros descuartizan los animales antes de abrir a la mañana.Butchers quarter the animals before opening in the morning.
b. to carve up
¿Sabes descuartizar un pollo?Can you carve up a chicken?
c. to dismember
El narcotraficante fue acusado de hacer descuartizar a sus enemigos.The drug lord was accused of having his enemies dismembered.
2. (to destroy)
a. to tear apart
La dentadura de los mamíferos puede descuartizar los alimentos antes de ser tragados.Mammals teeth can tear food apart before it is swallowed.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to criticize)
a. to tear to shreds
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La actriz fue descuartizada en las redes sociales por su actuación en la película.The actor was torn to shreds in social networks because of her performance in the movie.
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descuartizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (persona)
a. to dismember
2. (res)
a. to carve up, to quarter
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descuartizar
transitive verb
1 (despedazar) [+animal] to carve up; cut up; [+cuerpo, cadáver] to quarter
2 (hacer pedazos) to tear apart
ni que me descuarticen not even if they tear me apart
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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