despedirse
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despedirse(
dehs
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peh
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deer
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to see off)
a. to say goodbye
Se despidió de sus amigos antes de mudarse a Perú.He said goodbye to his friends before moving to Perú.
despedir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to see off)
a. to say goodbye
Despidió a su amiga para irse a clase.She said goodbye to her friend to head to class.
3. (to be dismissed from a job)
a. to fire
Despidieron al empleado acusado de acoso sexual.They fired the employee accused of sexual harassment.
b. to lay off
Despidieron a miles de trabajadores durante la crisis financiera.Thousands of employees were laid off during the financial crisis.
4. (to emit)
a. to give off
El hedor que despedía era como el de una tumba.The stench he gave off was like that of a tomb.
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despedir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (decir adiós)
a. to say goodbye to
nos despidió con la manohe waved goodbye to us
fuimos a despedirle a la estaciónwe went to see him off at the station
2. (de un empleo)
a. to make redundant, to lay off
3. (por razones disciplinarias)
a. to sack, to fire
4. (lanzar, arrojar)
a. to fling
salir despedido de/por/hacia algoto fly out of/through/toward something
5. (difundir, desprender)
a. to give off
despide un olor insoportableit gives off an unbearable smell
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (decir adiós)
a. to say goodbye
se despidieron con un besothey kissed each other goodbye
se despide atentamenteyours sincerely/faithfully
si no apruebas, ya puedes despedirte de la motoif you don't pass, you can kiss the motorbike goodbye
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despedir
transitive verb
1 (decir adiós a) (gen) to say goodbye to; [+visita] to see out; [+cliente] to show out
fuimos a despedirlo a la estación we went to see him off at the station; ¿cómo vais a despedir el año? how are you going to see the new year in?
2 (librarse de) [+empleado] to dismiss; sack (familiar); [+inquilino] to evict
despedir algo de sí to get rid of sth; despedir un pensamiento de sí to put a thought out of one's mind
3 (lanzar) [+objeto] to hurl; fling; [+flecha] to fire; [+jinete] to throw
salir despedido to fly off (familiar)
despedir el espíritu to give up the ghost
4 (desprender) [+olor, calor] to give off
pronominal verb
despedirse
1 (decir adiós) to say goodbye; take one's leave (formal)
se despidieron they said goodbye to each other; despedirse de algn (gen) to say goodbye to sb; take one's leave of sb (formal); (en estación, aeropuerto) to see sb off; ¡ya puedes despedirte de ese dinero! you can say o kiss goodbye to that money!; se despide atentamente yours sincerely; sincerely yours; (EEUU) yours faithfully
2 (dejar un empleo) to give up one's job
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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despedirse de
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