despeja he/she clears
The word despeja is the present form of despejar in the third person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full despejar conjugation.
despejar(
dehs
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peh
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to empty a place)
a. to clear
Tras el concierto, llegaron los guardias de seguridad para despejar el recinto.After the concert, security arrived to clear the area.
2. (to clarify)
a. to clear up (doubts or confusion)
La rueda de prensa despejó algunas de las dudas en torno a los sucesos de ayer.The press conference cleared up some of the doubts surrounding yesterday's events.
3. (mathematics)
a. to find
Lo primero es siempre despejar la incógnita de la ecuación.Always try to find the unknown factor from the equation first.
4. (medicine)
a. to unblock
Estas gotas te despejarán la nariz.These drops will unblock your nose.
b. to clear
La comida picante me despeja la cabeza cuando estoy congestionado.Spicy food clears my head when I'm congested.
5. (to awaken)
a. to wake up
Me lavé la cara para ver si me despejaba un poco.I washed my face to see if I could wake up a bit.
6. (to clarify one's ideas)
a. to clear one's head
Siempre me despeja salir a correr.Going for a run always clears my head.
7. (sports)
a. to clear
El portero logró despejar el balón y salvar así el partido.The goalkeeper managed to clear the ball, and, in so doing, save the match.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (sports)
a. to clear
Si no despejan ya, les van a marcar un gol.If they don't clear right now, the other team will score.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
9. (weather)
a. to clear up
Mejor que esperemos a que despeje para ir a la playa.We best wait until it clears up to go to the beach.
despejarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
10. (to clarify one's ideas)
a. to clear one's head
Después de una película tan sesuda, nos vendrá bien un paseo para despejarnos.After such a brainy movie, a walk will do us good to clear our heads.
11. (to awaken)
a. to wake oneself up
Necesito un café para despejarme. Si no, nunca terminaré este papeleo.I need a coffee to wake myself up. Otherwise, I'm never going to finish this paperwork.
12. (weather)
a. to clear up
El cielo se despejó pero seguía haciendo bastante frío.The sky cleared up but it was still quite cold.
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despejar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (habitación, mente)
a. to clear
2. (misterio, incógnita)
a. to clear up, to put an end to
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
3. (general)
a. to clear up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (persona; espabilarse)
a. to clear one's head
5. (despertarse)
a. to wake oneself up
6. (tiempo)
a. to clear up
7. (cielo)
a. to clear
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despejar
transitive verb
1 (lugar) to clear
los bomberos despejaron el teatro the firemen cleared the theatre of people; la policía obligó a despejar el tribunal the police ordered the court to be cleared
2 (Dep) (balón) to clear
3 (resolver) [+misterio] to clear up; (Matemáticas) [+incógnita] to find
4 (Informática) [+pantalla] to clear
5 (Med) [+nariz] to unblock; [+cabeza] to clear; [+persona] to wake up
un poco de aire fresco te despejará la cabeza me di una ducha y me despejé tomaté un café que te despejará y te quitará el sueño
intransitive verb
1 (de un lugar)
¡despejen! (al moverse) move along!; (haciendo salir) everybody out!
2 (Dep) to clear; clear the ball
3 (Meteorología) to clear
pronominal verb
despejarse
1 (Meteorología) [+cielo] to clear; [+día] to clear up
se está despejando the weather's clearing up
2 [+persona] (despabilarse) to brighten up
me lavé la cara con agua fría para despejarme I washed my face with cold water to wake myself up; voy a salir a despejarme un poco I'm going out to clear my head a bit
3 [+misterio] to be cleared up
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Phrases with "despeja"
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me despeja la mente
it clears my head
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