disarm

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disarm(
dihs
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arm
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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 remove arms)
a. desarmar
The thief managed to disarm the store owner.El ladrón logró desarmar al dueño de la tienda.
2. (to deactivate)
a. desactivar
The police sent in a robot to disarm the bomb.La policía envió un robot para desactivar la bomba.
3. (to neutralize)
a. desarmar
Greg disarmed the opposition by giving in to all of their demands.Greg desarmó a la oposición cediendo a todas sus peticiones.
b. desbaratar
Lucy disarmed Manuel's criticisms by proving that he was lying.Lucy desbarató las críticas de Manuel al demostrar que estaba mintiendo.
4. (to win over)
a. desarmar
I almost yelled at Bea, but she easily disarmed me with her charming smile.Casi le grité a Bea, pero me desarmó fácilmente con su encantadora sonrisa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to lay down arms)
a. desarmarse
Both sides disarmed when the peace treaty was signed.Ambos bandos se desarmaron cuando se firmó el tratado de paz.
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disarm
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (also fig)
a. desarmar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. desarmarse
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disarm [dɪsˈɑːm]
transitive verb
1 (Mil) [+troops, attacker] desarmar
2 (deactivate) [+bomb] desactivar
3 (conciliate) [+opponent] desarmar
he was confident of his ability to disarm potential opponents through personal charm her smile would disarm the most cold-hearted of men the warm, sincere expression on her face, which would disarm even the most wicked and cold-hearted of men
4 (render ineffective) [+criticism] echar por tierra; desbaratar
this did little to disarm the criticisms of the extreme Right
[+opposition] desbaratar
he had the charm and humour to disarm opposition
intransitive verb
(Mil) desarmarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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