mermar
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mermar(
mehr
-
mahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
mermarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
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mermar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to diminish, to lessen
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. to reduce, to diminish
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mermar
transitive verb
(disminuir) [+crecimiento, capacidad] to reduce
el recorte presupuestario en Obras Públicas va a mermar el crecimiento del sector una reducción presupuestaria del 10 por ciento para mermar un déficit
[+autoridad, prestigio] to undermine
la frivolización" de la imagen de la Corona podría mermar el prestigio actual de esta
[+reservas] to deplete; [+pago, raciones] to cut;
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
mermarse (disminuir) to decrease; dwindle; [+reservas] to become depleted; [+líquido] to go down; [+carne] to shrink;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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