desplumar
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desplumar(
dehs
-
ploo
-
mahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove feathers)
a. to pluck
Ángel va a desplumar el pollo y Rogelia va a pelar las patatas.Angel is going to pluck the chicken, and Rogelia is going to peel the potatoes.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to swindle)
a. to fleece
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Desplumaron a Jorge en el casino y tuvo que volver a casa a pie.Jorge got fleeced at the casino and had to return home on foot.
desplumarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to shed feathers)
a. to molt
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Parace que el pájaro se está desplumando, hay plumas por todas partes.It seems that the bird is molting. There are feathers everywhere!
b. to moult (United Kingdom)
Las palomas se despluman para abrigar a sus pichones.Pigeons moult to keep their chicks warm.
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desplumar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ave)
a. to pluck
2. (colloquial)
a. to fleece
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desplumar
transitive verb
1 [+ave] to pluck
2 (estafar) to fleece (familiar)
pronominal verb
desplumarse to moult; molt; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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