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abatir

Translation of abatir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (deprimir, entristecer) See examples: la enfermedad lo abatió mucho
    his illness made him feel very low o really laid him low
    la angustia que abate a los supervivientes de las grandes catástrofes
    the distress suffered by survivors of disasters
    no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones
    don't let your worries get you down

also: abatirse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (deprimirse)
    to get depressed
  • 2 [formal]abatirse sobre algo/alguien
    (pájaro/avión)
    to swoop down on something/somebody
    (desgracia)
    to befall something/somebody
    [formal]
    el águila se abatió sobre su presa
    the eagle swooped down on its prey
    el hambre se abate sobre los habitantes
    the inhabitants are falling victim to starvation
    el caos se abatió sobre el país
    the country was plunged into chaos
    un temporal de gran intensidad se abatió sobre la costa
    a violent storm struck o hit the coast
Example sentences
  • Al abatir los asientos queda una zona de carga amplia y plana.
  • Ganancias por parte del dólar también ayudaron a abatir los precios del crudo.
  • Regresó al método del informe, sin darse tregua para que su mente no se abatiese.

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