Translation of undergo in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˌʌndərˈgəʊ; ˌʌndəˈgəʊ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (3rd person singular present of/tercera persona del presente de -goes present participle/participio presente, -going past tense of/pasado de, -went past participle of/participio pasado de, -gone)

  • 1.1 (be subjected to) [change/transformation] sufrir the new system is undergoing trials se está probando el nuevo sistema the company has undergone several changes of ownership la compañía ha cambiado de manos varias veces they underwent great hardship sufrieron or padecieron grandes privaciones 1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] she'll have to undergo surgery la van a tener que operar, va a tener que ser sometida a una intervención quirúrgica [formal] he underwent various tests le hicieron distintos análisis
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    • Stella undergoes a traumatic experience and must deal with the aftermath.
    • He probably typifies the early skeptic who then undergoes a conversion experience.
    • Four months later he underwent the life-saving surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital.

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