despeñar

despeñar(
dehs
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peh
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nyahr
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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 throw off a height)
a. to throw over a cliff
El general nos ordenó despeñáramos a los traidores.The general ordered us to throw the traitors over a cliff.
despeñarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to succumb to)
a. to yield
Samanta se despeñó por la lujuria y engañó a su esposo.Samanta yielded to lust and cheated on her husband.
3. (to fall from a height)
a. to fall over a cliff
Una de las mulas se despeñó.One of the mules fell over a cliff.
b. to go over a cliff (vehicle)
El coche se despeñó, y los cuatro ocupantes fallecieron.The car went over a cliff, and the four people inside died.
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despeñar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to throw over a cliff
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to fall over a cliff
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despeñar
transitive verb
(arrojar) to throw over a cliff
pronominal verb
despeñarse
1 (por un barranco) [+persona] to throw o.s. over a cliff; [+coche] to go over a cliff o off the side of the road
2 (caer) to fall headlong
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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