flaquear
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flaquear(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to grow weak)
a. to weaken
El interés del público en el caso empezó a flaquear después de la confesión del acusado.Public interest in the case began to weaken after the defendant's confession.
b. to flag
Después de correr varios kilómetros mis fuerzas empiezan a flaquear.After running several kilometers my strength started to flag.
2. (to become dispirited)
a. to lose heart
Los ánimos de los estudiantes flaquearon cuando el profesor dijo que no había aprobado nadie.The students lost heart when the teacher said that no one had passed the exam.
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flaquear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (fuerzas)
a. to weaken
2. (entusiasmo, equipo)
a. to flag
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flaquear
intransitive verb
1 (debilitarse) (gen) to weaken; grow weak; [+esfuerzo] to slacken; flag; [+salud] to decline (formal); get worse; [+viga] to give way
me flaquean las piernas my legs are like jelly
2 (desanimarse) to lose heart; become dispirited
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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