paralizar
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paralizar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (medicine)
a. to paralyze
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi abuela sufrió un derrame que le paralizó el lado derecho del cuerpo por un tiempo.My grandmother suffered a stroke that paralyzed her right side temporarily.
b. to paralyse (United Kingdom)
El veneno me paralizó la pierna por unos minutos.The venom paralysed my leg for a few minutes.
2. (to immobolize)
a. to paralyze
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los valientes no dejan que el miedo los paralice.Brave people don't let fear paralyze them.
b. to paralyse (United Kingdom)
El pánico escénico me paralizó y no pude subir al escenario.Stage panic paralysed me and I couldn't go on stage.
3. (to halt)
a. to paralyze
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Una de las máquinas dejó de funcionar y paralizó la producción.One machine stopped working and paralyzed production.
b. to paralyse (United Kingdom)
La huelga de transportistas paralizó la economía por una semana.The freighters' strike paralysed the economy for a week.
c. to bring to a standstill
El concejo municipal paralizó la remodelación del museo de arte.The city council brought the restoration of the arts museum to a standstill.
d. to bring to a halt
Esta es la famosa fotografía del hombre que se paró delante de un tanque y paralizó la marcha.Here's the famous picture of a man who stood in front of a tank and brought the march to a halt.
paralizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (medicine)
a. to become paralyzed
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los médicos no pudieron hacer nada para que no se le paralizara la pierna.The doctors couldn't do anything to prevent his leg from becoming paralyzed.
b. to become paralysed (United Kingdom)
A Florencia se le paralizó la lengua y no podía hablar.Florencia's tongue became paralysed and she couldn't speak.
5. (to come to a halt)
a. to grind to a halt
La economía se paralizó y comenzaron las huelgas.The economy ground to a halt and strikes began.
6. (to immobolize)
a. to be paralyzed
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nos quedamos quieto mientras el oso caminaba alrededor nuestro. Nos paralizamos del miedo.We stood still as the bear walked around us. We were paralyzed with fear.
b. to be paralysed (United Kingdom)
El hombre se paralizó cuando el policía le ordenó que se detuviera y levantara las manos.The man was paralysed when the police officer ordered him to stop and put his hands in the air.
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paralizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to paralyze
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (producción, proyecto)
a. to come to a standstill
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paralizar
transitive verb
(gen) to stop; (Med) to paralyse; paralyze; [+tráfico] to bring to a standstill
estar paralizado de un brazo to be paralysed in one arm; estar paralizado de miedo to be paralysed with fright
pronominal verb
paralizarse
1 [+pierna, brazo] to become paralysed
2 [+demanda, inversiones, obra] to grind to a halt
aumento del desempleo al paralizarse las inversiones si se incrementa el precio del suelo, la demanda volvería a paralizarse El juicio se paralizó por falta de pruebas la industria naval se paralizó em los años 60
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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