tronchar

tronchar(
trohn
-
chahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to crack)
a. to snap
Matías tronchó el palo con la rodilla y la tiró a la fogata.Matias snapped the stick with his knee and threw it onto the fire.
b. to cut off
Tuve que tronchar toda la rama para poder tomar la flor.I had to cut off the entire branch to get the flower.
2. (to put an end to)
a. to cut short
La enfermedad tronchó la vida de la joven.The disease cut the young woman's life short.
3. (to dash)
a. to shatter
Guillermina no dejó que su discapacidad tronchara su sueño de convertirse en nadadora.Guillermina didn't let her disability shatter her dream of becoming a swimmer.
troncharse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to detach)
a. to break off
Las ramitas secas se troncharon nada más rozarlas.The dry twigs broke off with the slightest touch.
b. to snap off
Se tronchó una rama gorda con el viento.A thick branch snapped off in the wind.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to laugh uncontrollably)
a. to crack up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El chiste no era muy gracioso pero por algún motivo me tronché.The joke wasn't very funny but for some reason I cracked up.
b. to split one's sides laughing
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Nos tronchamos cuando vimos a Ramiro disfrazado de mono.We split our sides laughing when we saw Ramiro dressed as a monkey.
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tronchar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (partir)
a. to snap
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (colloquial)
a.
troncharse (de risa)to split one's sides laughing
tronchar
transitive verb
1 (talar) to fell; chop down; (cortar) to cut up; cut off; (hender) to split; crack; shatter
2 [+vida] to cut short; [+esperanzas] to dash
3 (cansar) to tire out
pronominal verb
troncharse
1 (also troncharse de risa) to split one's sides laughing
2 [+árbol] to fall down; split
3 (cansarse) to tire o.s. out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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