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waste away

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to become weak)
a. consumirse
I think you overdid it with the diet; you are wasting away!Creo que te excediste con la dieta. ¡Te estás consumiendo!
b. atrofiarse (muscle)
Hugo's legs have been wasting away since he's been in a wheelchair.Las piernas de Hugo se le están atrofiando desde que está en silla de ruedas.
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waste away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. consumirse
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waste away
[+person] consumirse; [+muscles] atrofiarse
you're not exactly wasting away no es que te hayas consumido precisamente
people dying of cancer grow thin and visibly waste away infants who do not receive love will waste away and die Aliosha, now almost fifty and wasted away by tuberculosis my leg muscles had wasted away from being so long in plaster wasting away from unrequited love
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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