desmayarse

desmayarse(
dehs
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mah
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yahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to lose consciousness)
a. to faint
Me desmayé cuando vi a la aterradora criatura.I fainted when I saw the terrifying creature.
desmayar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to become disheartened)
a. to lose heart
¡No desmayes ahora, que te falta poco para terminar la tesis y graduarte!Don't lose heart now. You are so close to finishing your thesis and graduating!
b. to become demoralized
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Muchos escritores sienten su ánimo desmayar cuando se bloquean y no pueden escribir.Many writers become demoralized when they get stuck and can't write.
c. to become demoralised (United Kingdom)
Es difícil no desmayar cuando encuentras tantos obstáculos en tu camino.It is hard not to become demoralised when you encounter so many obstacles on your path.
d. to falter
Aun después de que el equipo visitante anotara un segundo gol, nuestro equipo nunca desmayó.Even after the visiting team scored a second goal, our team never faltered.
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desmayar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to lose heart
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to faint
desmayar
intransitive verb
[+persona] to lose heart; [+esfuerzo] to falter; flag;
pronominal verb
desmayarse
1 (Med) to faint
2 [+planta] to droop low; trail
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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