desnudar
desnudar(
dehs
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noo
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dahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove the clothes from)
a. to undress
La pediatra desnudó a la niña para realizarle un chequeo.The pediatrician undressed the girl to do a check-up.
b. to strip
Los guardias del campo de prisioneros desnudaron y desinfectaron a todos los detenidos.The prison camp guards stripped and disinfected all the prisoners.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to draw)
a. to unsheathe
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
El caballero desnudó su espada para luchar contra su enemigo.The knight unsheathed his sword to fight against his enemy.
desnudarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to become naked)
a. to get undressed
Miguel se desnudó para entrar a las duchas del vestuario.Miguel got undressed to go in the showers at the changing room.
b. to undress
El paciente se desnudó para que el dermatólogo analizara todos sus lunares.The patient undressed so that the dermatologist could check over all his moles.
c. to take one's clothes off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sara se desnudó en cuanto llegó a casa porque hacía un calor insoportable.Sara took her clothes off as soon as she got home because the weather was unbearably hot.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to rid oneself; used with "de")
a. to throw off
El orador se desnudó de su vergüenza y dio una charla con mucha seguridad.The speaker threw off his embarrassment and gave a very confident speech.
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desnudar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (persona)
a. to undress
2. (cosa)
a. to strip
desnudó su discurso de toda floriturahe avoided all ornament in his speech
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to undress, to get undressed
tuvo que desnudarse de cintura para arribahe had to strip to the waist
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desnudar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to undress
desnúdalo antes de meterlo en la cama
él la desnudaba con la mirada he was undressing her with his eyes
2 [+espada] to unsheathe (literario)
3 (Geología) to denude
4 [+jugador] to fleece (familiar)
pronominal verb
desnudarse
1 [+persona] to undress; get undressed
desnudarse de cintura para arriba to strip to the waist
2
desnudarse de algo to get rid of sth; el árbol se está desnudando de sus hojas the tree is shedding o losing its leaves
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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