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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to sink)
a. hundirse
The road was closed because it had subsided.La carretera estaba cerrada porque se había hundido.
b. dejarse caer
I was so exhausted that I just subsided onto the couch and went to sleep.Estaba tan agotada que me dejé caer en el sofá y me quedé dormida.
2. (to become lower)
a. bajar
The floods started to subside on Tuesday night.Las inundaciones empezaron a bajar el martes por la noche.
b. bajar de nivel
We can't put the power back on until the water subsides.No podemos volver a conectar la electricidad hasta que las aguas bajen de nivel.
3. (to weaken)
a. amainar
The high winds that have been battering the coast will subside by this evening.Los vientos fuertes que han azotado la costa amainarán esta tarde.
4. (to diminish)
a. bajar
You must rest to give the inflammation time to subside.Debe guardar reposo para que la inflamación tenga tiempo de bajar.
b. disminuir
After a bad night, the patient's fever began to subside this morning.Después de pasar una noche mala, la fiebre del paciente empezó a disminuir esta mañana.
c. apagarse
It took a while for the laughter to subside.Las risas tardaron un rato en irse apagando.
d. calmarse
The unrest on the streets has subsided since last week.Los disturbios callejeros se calmaron desde la semana pasada.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (ground, building)
a. hundirse
2. (water)
a. bajar (de nivel)
3. (blister, bump)
a. bajar, deshincharse
4. (storm)
a. amainar
5. (excitement, fever)
a. calmarse
subside [səbˈsaɪd]
intransitive verb
[+floods] bajar; descender
Local officials say the flood waters have subsided
[+road, land, house] hundirse
Does that mean the whole house is subsiding?
[+wind] amainar; [+anger, laughter, excitement] apagarse; [+threat] disminuir; alejarse; [+violence, pain] disminuir
Violence has subsided following two days of riots in Lebanon The pain had subsided during the night
to subside into a chair dejarse caer en una silla
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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