obliterate

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obliterate(
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blih
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reyt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to destroy)
a. destruir
A meteor impact of this magnitude would totally obliterate human civilization.Un impacto de meteorito de esta magnitud destruiría totalmente la civilización humana.
b. arrasar
Air raids obliterated most of the city center.Los bombardeos aéreos arrasaron la mayor parte del centro de la ciudad.
2. (to eliminate)
a. borrar
Heavy snowfall had obliterated any tracks that could have helped locate the children.Las fuertes nevadas habían borrado toda huella que podría haber ayudado a encontrar a los niños.
b. obliterar
The dictatorship set about obliterating all traces of the old regime.La dictadura se puso a obliterar todo rastro del antiguo régimen.
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obliterate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (erase)
a. borrar
2. (fig)
a. suprimir (the past)
3. (destroy)
a. asolar, arrasar
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obliterate [əˈblɪtəreɪt]
transitive verb
1 (destroy) arrasar con; destruir
2 (blot out) borrar; (hide) ocultar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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