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disperse

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disperse(
dihs
-
puhrs
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to scatter)
a. dispersar
Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.La policía antidisturbios disparó gas lacrimógeno para dispersar a los manifestantes.
b. esparcir
Plants and trees use birds to disperse their seeds.Las plantas y los árboles se valen de los pájaros para esparcir sus semillas.
2. (to cause to disappear)
a. disipar
A smog of pollution hung in the air, with no wind to disperse it.Una niebla tóxica de polución flotaba en el aire, y no había viento que la disipara.
b. desvanecer
The heat of the sun soon dispersed the early morning mist.El calor del sol pronto desvaneció la nieblina del amanecer.
3. (to disseminate)
a. difundir
Can't something be done to stop this man dispersing his obnoxious ideas all around the country?¿No se puede hacer algo para impedir que este hombre difunda sus detestables ideas por todo el país?
4. (physics)
a. descomponer
Refraction through a prism disperses light into its different colors.La refracción a través de un prisma descompone la luz en sus distintos colores.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to scatter)
a. dispersarse
At the end of the evening, the group of friends dispersed and went their separate ways.Al terminar la tarde, el grupo de amigos se dispersó, y se fueron cada uno por su lado
6. (to disappear)
a. disiparse
The smoke and dust from the explosion dispersed, revealing a scene of devastation.El humo y el polvo de la explosión se disipó, y dejó ver una escena de devastación.
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disperse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (seeds, people)
a. dispersar
2. (knowledge, information)
a. difundir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (crowd)
a. dispersarse
4. (darkness, clouds)
a. disiparse
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disperse [dɪsˈpɜːs]
transitive verb
(scatter) [+crowd] dispersar; [+news] propagar; [+light] descomponer;
intransitive verb
[+crowd, army, troops] dispersarse; [+mist] disiparse;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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