estrellar

estrellar(
ehs
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treh
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yahr
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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 break violently)
a. to smash
En un ataque de rabia, estrelló el vaso en el piso.In a fit of rage, he smashed his glass on the floor.
b. to crash
Un kamikaze se acercaba, dispuesto a estrellar su avión contra nuestro barco.A kamikaze was approaching, prepared to crash his plane into our ship.
c. to slam
El celular tampoco funcionaba. Desesperada, lo estrelló contra la pared.The cell phone wasn't working either. In dispair, she slammed it against the wall.
2. (to cover with stars)
a. to fill with stars
En la mitología hindú, Agni, Señor del Fuego, crea el sol y estrella la noche.In Hindu mythology, Agni, Lord of Fire, creates the sun and fills the night with stars.
3. (to cook in oil)
a. to fry
Estrella los huevos en una sartén con el aceite muy caliente.Fry the eggs in a pan with very hot oil.
estrellarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to collide)
a. to crash
Se estrelló con el carro pero salió ilesa gracias al airbag.She crashed her car but escaped unhurt thanks to the airbag.
b. to smash
El fuerte oleaje hizo que la balsa se estrellara contra las rocas.The strong swell caused the raft to smash against the rocks.
5. (to fail)
a. to fail
Nuestro proyecto estaba destinado a estrellarse sin ver la luz.Our project was destined to fail before even coming into the world.
6. (to run up against; used with "con")
a. to come up against
Nunca aprende. Todo lo que hace es estrellarse una y otra vez con la realidad.He never learns his lesson. All he does is to come up against reality, time after time.
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estrellar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (arrojar)
a. to smash
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (chocar; persona, objeto)
a. to smash
3. (avión, coche)
a. to crash
4. (fracasar)
a. to come to nothing
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estrellar
transitive verb
1 (hacer chocar) to smash; shatter
lo estrelló contra la pared he smashed it against the wall; estrelló el balón en el poste he hammered the ball onto the goalpost; la corriente amenazaba con estrellar el barco contra las rocas the current threatened to dash the boat on to the rocks
2 (decorar con estrellas) to spangle; cover with stars
3 (Culin) [+huevo] to fry
pronominal verb
estrellarse
1 (chocar) to smash; crash
se estrelló con la moto contra un árbol el camión se estrelló contra el quitamiedos de la carretera
el coche se estrelló contra el muro the car smashed o crashed into the wall
2 [+proyecto, plan] to fail
estrellarse con o contra algo to be thwarted by sth
sus planes se estrellaron contra las pretensiones de la compañía
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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