desplomar

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desplomar(
dehs
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ploh
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mahr
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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 knock down)
a. to rake
Los soldados desplomaron las murallas de la ciudad con un ariete.The soldiers raked the city walls with a ram.
b. to knock out of plumb
El albañil desplomó el tapial.The mason knocked the wall out of plumb.
desplomarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to crumble)
a. to collapse
El obelisco se desplomó durante el terremoto.The obelisk collapsed during the earthquake.
b. to fall in
Hay peligro de que el techo se desplome bajo el peso de la nieve.The roof is in danger of falling in under the weight of the snow.
c. to plummet
El año pasado, los precios del crudo se desplomaron por debajo de los 30 dólares el barril.Last year, crude oil prices plummeted below $30 a barrel.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to fail)
a. to collapse
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Si se quitan las restricciones a las importaciones, muchos pequeños negocios se desplomarán.If the restriction on imports is lifted, many small businesses will collapse.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to faint)
a. to fall flat to the ground
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Alicia se enteró de que su marido tuvo un accidente de tránsito y se desplomó.Alicia heard her husband was in a car accident and fell flat to the ground.
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desplomarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (caer)
a. to collapse
2. (techo)
a. to fall in
se desplomó agotado en el sillónhe collapsed exhausted into the chair
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desplomarse
pronominal verb
1 (derrumbarse) [+persona, gobierno] to collapse; [+edificio] to topple over; (al vacío) to plummet down
se ha desplomado el techo the ceiling has fallen in; caer desplomado to collapse; el avión se desplomó the plane fell o dropped out of the sky
2 (Economía) [+precios] to slump; tumble
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