desquitarse
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desquitarse(
dehs
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kee
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tahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to avenge; often used with "de")
a. to get even
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El profesor no soportaba a los alumnos y se desquitó de ellos con una prueba inesperada.The teacher couldn't stand the students and he got even with them with a surprise test.
b. to get one's own back
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mario me engañó, pero me desquitaré antes o después.Mario cheated on me but I'll get my own back sooner or later.
c. to take it out on
¡Si tienes algún problema, no te desquites conmigo!If you have a problem, don't take it out on me!
2. (to be satisfied)
a. to obtain satisfaction
Llevaba tanto tiempo sin quedar con un amigo que necesitaba desquitarme hablando de mi proyecto.I hadn't met a friend for so long that I needed to obtain satisfaction by talking about my project.
desquitar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to compensate for)
a. to make up for
Invité a cenar a mi tío para desquitar la pérdida de la cámara.I invited my uncle for dinner to make up for losing his camera.
4. (to take away; often used with "de")
a. to deduct
Estos gastos te los desquitaremos de tu sueldo.These expenses will be deducted from your salary.
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desquitarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (general)
a. to get one's own back
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desquitar
transitive verb
[+pérdida] to make good; make up
pronominal verb
desquitarse
1 (obtener satisfacción) to obtain satisfaction
desquitarse de una pérdida to make up for a loss; compensate o.s. for a loss
2 (vengarse) to get even;con with; get one's own back;con on
desquitarse de una mala pasada to get one's own back for a dirty trick
3 (Com) (Economía) to recover a debt; get one's money back
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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