distanciarse

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distanciarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to distance physically)
a. to move away
Los padres no dejaban que su hijo pequeño se distanciara demasiado de ellos en la playa.The parents didn't let their small son move away from them too much on the beach.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to become estranged)
a. to grow apart
Muchas parejas se distancian cuando dejan de comunicarse.Many couples grow apart when they stop communicating.
b. to drift apart
Jenny y yo nos distanciamos porque dejamos de tener cosas en común.Jenny and I drifted apart because we stopped having things in common.
c. to distance oneself
Decidí distanciarme de las ideas del grupo.I decided to distance myself from the group's ideas.
distanciar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to put space between)
a. to space out
Es muy importante que distancies las plantas para que tengan espacio para crecer.It's really important to space the plants out so that they have room to grow.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to alienate)
a. to drive apart
La acalorada discusión distanció a los tres amigos.A heated argument drove the three friends apart.
b. to distance
El estilo del cura joven parecía distanciar a algunos parroquianos.The young priest's style seemed to be distancing some of the parishioners.
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distanciar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (alejar)
a. to drive apart
2. (rival)
a. to forge ahead of
con el tiempo se fueron distanciandothey grew o drifted apart as time went on
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (alejarse; afectivamente)
a. to grow apart
4. (físicamente)
a. to distance oneself
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distanciar
transitive verb
1 [+objetos] to space out; separate
2 [+amigos, hermanos] to cause a rift between
pronominal verb
distanciarse
1 [+dos personas] to grow apart
distanciarse de la familia to grow apart from one's family
2 (en carrera)
consiguió distanciarse del otro corredor he managed to put some distance between himself and the other runner
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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