malograr

malograr(
mah
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loh
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grahr
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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 damage)
a. to spoil
Alexa llegó mas temprano de lo que esperábamos y malogró la sorpresa que le teníamos.Alexa arrived earlier than expected and spoiled the surprise we had for her.
Por favor, no malogres la fiesta hablando de tu ex.Please don't spoil the party by talking about your ex.
b. to ruin
Llovió todo el día y eso malogró nuestros planes de ir a la playa.It rained all day and that ruined our plans to go to the beach.
2. (to neglect)
a. to waste
¡No malogres esta oportunidad única de viajar a Hawái!Don't waste this unique opportunity to travel to Hawaii!
malograrse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to come to nothing)
a. to fail
Tendremos que recurrir al plan C porque tanto el plan A como el plan B se malograron.We'll have to resort to plan C, because both plan A and plan B failed.
4. (to get damaged)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. to break down
¿Me acercas a la estación? - No puedo. Se malogró el auto de mi padre.Can you drive me to the station? - I can't. My dad's car broke down.
5. (to die young)
a. to die before one's time
Fue muy triste ver ese muchacho tan joven malograrse así.It was so sad to see such a young guy die before his time like that.
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malograr
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (desperdiciar)
a. to waste
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (fracasar)
a. to fail
3. (morir)
a. to die before one's time
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malograr
transitive verb
(arruinar) to spoil; ruin; (desperdiciar) to waste;
pronominal verb
malograrse
1 (fracasar) to fail; (decepcionar) to fail to come up to expectations; not fulfil its promise
2 especialmente (Perú) [+máquina] to go wrong; break down
3 [+persona] to die before one's time
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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