- 2 (press down) [formal] [handle/lever] bajar; [button] pulsar [formal], apretar*More example sentences
- When the grip safety is depressed the rod is pushed up and lifts the firing pin block located in the slide.
- Your thumb will depress the magazine release lever as you grasp the magazine.
- It must also be in the proper position to depress the plunger on the deadlocking latch.
- 3 [Economics/Economía] [market] deprimir; [prices/wages] reducir*, hacer* bajarMore example sentences
- But they also are aware that large tax increases at this time of economic stagnation and rising unemployment would depress economic activity even further.
- These actions further depress economic activity, prices, corporate cash flows and the ability of borrowers to service debts.
- Inflationary policies conducted for long periods of time not only foster the growth of government but also depress economic activity.
- 4 [Physiology/Fisiología] tener* un efecto depresivo sobreMore example sentences
- At first it depressed me that people gauged their popularity by how many texts they received, but on further reflection I realised that it's nothing new.
- That was completely demoralising, it shattered my confidence, and I was depressed for a year.
- It just depresses me that so many people waste so much time bleating inanely and helplessly when there are lives to go out and live.
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