desteñir

desteñir(
dehs
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teh
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nyeer
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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 dissolve color)
a. to discolor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El cloro destiñó la mancha de vino, pero no la eliminó por completo.The bleach discolored the wine stain, but it didn't remove it completely.
b. to discolour (United Kingdom)
Tantas lavadas destiñeron mis jeans.So many washes discoloured my jeans.
c. to fade
El sol destiñó la ropa que dejé afuera.The sun faded the clothes I left outside.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to dissolve color)
a. to run
Esta playera no destiñe en la lavadora.This T-shirt doesn't run in the washing machine.
desteñirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to lose color)
a. to fade
El color rojo no se destiñe tan rápido como otros colores.Red doesn't fade as fast as other colors do.
b. to run
No creo que la ropa se destiña en la secadora.I don't think the clothes will run in the dryer.
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desteñir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (decolorar)
a. to fade, to bleach
2. (manchar)
a. to discolor
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. to run, not to be color fast
estos pantalones destiñenthe color in these trousers runs
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (general)
a. to fade
desteñir
transitive verb
(quitar el color a) to fade; discolour; discolor; (EEUU)
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
desteñirse
1 (perder color) to run
se ha desteñido la camiseta the T-shirt has run
2 (manchar) to run
esta tela no destiñe this fabric won't run
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