despedazar

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despedazar(
dehs
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peh
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dah
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sahr
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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 tear apart)
a. to tear to shreds
Tras la ruptura despedacé el diario que me había regalado mi novioAfter the breakup I tore the diary my boyfriend had given me to shreds.
b. to rip to pieces
El buitre despedazó los restos de la cebra.The vulture ripped the remains of the zebra to pieces.
c. to tear up
El escritor estaba poco inspirado y despedazó los folios.The writer was not inspired, so he tore the papers up.
2. (to cut into pieces)
a. to cut up
El carnicero despedazó la carne con un cuchillo.The butcher cut the meat up with a knife.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to hurt)
a. to break
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El desprecio de mi ex me ha despedazado el corazón.My ex's scorn has broken my heart.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to bring down)
a. to rip apart
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El presentador despedazó a su invitado haciéndole preguntas demoledoras.The host ripped his guest apart by asking him devastating questions.
despedazarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to break apart)
a. to break to pieces
El barco se despedazó contra las rocas.The ship broke to pieces against the rocks.
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despedazar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (físicamente)
a. to tear apart
2. (moralmente)
a. to shatter
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despedazar
transitive verb
1 (hacer pedazos) [+objeto] (con la mano) to tear apart; tear to pieces; (con cuchillo) to cut into pieces; [+presa] to tear to pieces; [+víctima] to chop (up) into pieces
el asesino había despedazado a su víctima el lobo despedazó a varias ovejas
2 (criticar) to tear to shreds; tear to pieces
los críticos han despedazado la novela
3 [+corazón] to break
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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