desmenuzar

desmenuzar(
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meh
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noo
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (culinary)
a. to flake (fish)
Desmenuce el pescado y asegúrese de eliminar todas las espinas.Flake the fish, taking care to remove all traces of bone.
b. to shred (meat)
Cuando las pechugas estén listas, quite la piel y desmenuce con un tenedor.Once the chicken breasts are ready, remove the skin and shred with a fork.
c. to crumble (bread or cake)
Para realizar el plato, el chef desmenuzó el pan y después lo tostó.To make the dish, the chef crumbled the bread and then toasted it.
2. (to analyze thoroughly)
a. to scrutinize
Una de las labores de un detective consiste en desmenuzar las pruebas.One of the tasks of a detective is to scrutinize the evidence.
b. to scrutinise (United Kingdom)
Después de desmenuzar el proyecto de desarrollo urbano, la comisión decidió rechazarlo.After scrutinising the urban development project, the committee decided to turn it down.
desmenuzarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to fall apart)
a. to crumble
El bizcocho estaba tan seco que se desmenuzaba al partirlo.The cake was so dry that it crumbled when I cut it.
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desmenuzar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (trocear; pan, pastel, roca)
a. to crumble
2. (carne)
a. to chop up
3. (papel)
a. to tear up into little pieces
4. (examinar, analizar)
a. to scrutinize
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (pan, pastel, roca)
a. to crumble
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desmenuzar
transitive verb
1 (Culin) [+pan] to crumble; [+pescado, pollo] to flake
2 (examinar) to examine minutely
pronominal verb
desmenuzarse to crumble
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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