desenlazar

desenlazar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to unknot)
a. to untie
El niño desenlazó el nudo del paquete y rasgó el papel para ver qué contenía.The boy untied the knot on the package and tore the paper to see what was inside.
b. to undo
La madre desenlazó la trenza de la niña y comenzó a cepillarle el pelo.The mother undid the girl's braid and started brushing her hair.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to resolve)
a. to unravel
El famoso autor de novela negra dijo en cierta ocasión que su trabajo consistía en poco más que crear tramas y desenlazarlas.The famous crime novelist once said that his work entailed little more than creating plots and unraveling them.
b. to solve
Se trata de un problema muy complejo, difícil de desenlazar.This is a very complex problem, difficult to solve.
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desenlazar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (nudo)
a. to undo
2. (brazos)
a. to unlink
desenlazó las manoshe unclasped his hands
desenlazar
transitive verb
1 (desatar) to untie
2 (resolver) [+problema] to solve; [+asunto] to unravel
pronominal verb
desenlazarse
1 (desatarse) to come undone
2 [+libro, película] to end; turn out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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