desmontar

desmontar(
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mohn
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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 break down)
a. to dismantle
El fontanero desmontó la cisterna para arreglarla.The plumber dismantled the toilet tank to fix it.
b. to take apart
Para meter la silla en el coche, primero hay que desmontarla.We have to take the chair apart before putting it in the car.
c. to strip down (motor)
El mecánico tuvo que desmontar el motor del coche.The mechanic had to strip the car engine down.
d. to take down (tent)
Nos costó una hora a desmontar la tienda de campaña antes de volver del camping.It took us one hour to take the tent down before we came back from camping.
e. to uncock (weapon)
Pregunté al instructor que me mostrara cómo desmontar la pistola.I asked the instructor to show me how to uncock the gun.
f. to take to pieces
Mi esposo desmontó mi computador para tratar de arreglarlo.My husband took my computer to pieces trying to fix it.
2. (to take someone off a horse)
a. to unseat
Me hice daño en la pierna cuando un mal salto me desmontó del caballo.I hurt my leg when a bad jump unseated me from the horse.
b. to throw
El caballo salvaje trató desmontar al jinete que lo domaba.The bronco horse tried to throw the horseman who was taming it.
3. (to remove trees)
a. to level
Para construir en este terreno el primer paso es desmontarlo.The first step to build on this terrain is to level it.
b. to clear (to remove the trees)
Desmontamos la zona para que no quedara ni un solo árbol.We cleared the area so that there was not a single tree left.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to get off)
a. to dismount
El peón del establo ayudo a Emily a desmontar del caballo.The stable hand helped Emily dismount from the horse.
desmontarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to be dismantled)
a. to come apart
El castillo de juguete se desmontaba fácilmente.The toy castle came apart easily.
6. (to get down)
a. to dismount
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Lo más difícil cuando empecé a montar a caballo era desmontarme.The most difficult part when I started riding was to dismount.
b. to get off
Desmóntate de la bici y ven a ayudarme.Get off your bike and come help me.
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desmontar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (desarmar; máquina)
a. to take apart o to pieces
2. (motor)
a. to strip down
3. (piezas)
a. to dismantle
4. (rueda)
a. to remove, to take off
5. (tienda de campaña)
a. to take down
6. (arma)
a. to uncock
7. (de caballo, moto, bicicleta)
a. to unseat
el caballo desmontó al jinetethe horse threw its rider
desmontó al niño de la bicicletahe took the boy off the bicycle
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
8. (general)
a.
desmontar deto dismount from
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
9. (general)
a.
desmontarse deto dismount from
desmontar
transitive verb
1 (desarmar) (gen) to dismantle; [+mueble, estantería] to take apart; [+motor] to strip down; [+máquina] to take apart; take to pieces; [+tienda de campaña] to take down; (Náutica) [+vela] to take down
2 [+terreno] (nivelar) to level; (quitar los árboles a) to clear
3 [+jinete] to throw; unseat
desmontar a algn de un vehículo to help sb down from a vehicle
4 (Mil) [+escopeta] to uncock; [+artillería] to knock out
intransitive verb
to dismount; alight;de from;
pronominal verb
desmontarse [+mueble, estantería, juguete] to come apart
Se ha desmontado la estantería, vamos a tener que volver a colocarla.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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