desempolvar

desempolvar(
dehs
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ehm
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pohl
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bahr
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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 remove the dust from)
a. to dust
Tenemos que desempolvar las botellas.We have to dust the bottles.
b. to dust off
Desempolvé unas cajas que llevaba años sin abrir.I dusted off a few boxes I hadn't opened in years.
2. (to resurrect)
a. to dig out (an old object)
Tendré que desempolvar el diccionario, porque desde que hay Internet ya no lo uso.I will have to dig out the dictionary because since the Internet I don't use it anymore.
b. to revive (memories or traditions)
La psicóloga me hizo desempolvar recuerdos que creía olvidados.The psychologist made me revive some memories I thought I had forgotten.
c. to take up again (a hobby or instrument)
De joven disfrutaba haciendo punto y estoy pensando en desempolvar el hobby.I used to enjoy knitting when I was young and I'm thinking of taking it up as a hobby again.
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desempolvar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (mueble, jarrón)
a. to dust
2. (recuerdos)
a. to revive
3. (fig)
a.
un día decidió desempolvar su violínone day he decided to take up the violin again
desempolvar
transitive verb
1 [+libros, muebles] to dust; [+objeto no usado] to dust off
2 [+recuerdos] to revive
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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