desgarrar
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desgarrar(
dehs
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gah
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rrahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pull apart)
a. to tear
El gato desgarró la cortina de seda al subirla.The cat tore the silk curtain when he climbed up it.
b. to tear apart
Los perros desgarraron el pedazo de carne.The dogs tore apart the piece of meat.
c. to rip
Desgarré el vestido cuando me lo estaba sacando.I ripped my dress when I took it off.
2. (to upset)
a. to break
Me desgarra el corazón verlo sufrir por un amor no correspondido.It breaks my heart to see him suffering because of unrequited love.
3. (to expectorate)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to cough up
Me resfrié y no paro de desgarrar flema.I caught a cold and I can't stop coughing up phlegm.
desgarrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to be torn apart)
a. to tear
La camisa se desgarró en las costuras, así que fue fácil de arreglar.The shirt tore at the seams, so it was easy to repair.
b. to rip
No tires, la tela se desgarra fácilmente.Don't pull, the fabric rips easily.
5. (to get injured)
a. to tear
Messi se desgarró un ligamento y se perderá el próximo partido.Messi tore a ligament and will miss the next game.
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desgarrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to rip
desgarrar el corazónto break one's heart
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to rip
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desgarrar
transitive verb
1 [+vestido, papel] to tear; rip
2 [+corazón] to break
3 (Latinoamérica) [+flema] to cough up
pronominal verb
desgarrarse
1 [+vestido, papel] to tear; rip
Se enganchó en un clavo y se desgarró. Se me ha desgarrado el pantalón.
2 [+músculo]
se desgarró un músculo entrenando he tore a muscle while training
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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