deshelar

deshelar(
dehs
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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)
a. to thaw
Deshiela el pollo un día antes de cocinarlo.Thaw the chicken one day before cooking it.
b. to melt
El sol de la primavera comenzó a deshelar la nieve.The spring sunshine started melting the snow.
c. to deice
Hay que deshelar el refrigerador al menos dos veces al año para evitar gastos innecesarios de electricidad.You have to deice your fridge at least twice a year in order to avoid unnecessary electricity expenses.
d. to defrost (freezer)
Tuve que deshelar el congelador para limpiar el helado que se derritió.I had to defrost the freezer to clean the ice cream that had melted.
deshelarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to unfreeze)
a. to thaw
Hacía tanto frío que la pizza tardó mucho en deshelarse.It was so cold that it took a long time for the pizza to thaw.
b. to melt
Ya era verano, pero la nieve en muchas montañas aún no se había deshelado.It was already summer, but the snow on many mountains hadn't melted yet.
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deshelar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (nieve, lago, hielo)
a. to thaw, to melt
2. (parabrisas)
a. to de-ice
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to thaw, to melt
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deshelar
transitive verb
[+tubería] to thaw; [+congelador] to defrost; [+avión, coche] to de-ice;
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
deshelarse [+nieve] to thaw; melt; [+río, lago] to thaw
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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