Translation of abatir in English:

abatir

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (deprimir, entristecer) la enfermedad lo abatió mucho his illness made him feel very low o/or 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

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (abatirse)

  • 1 (deprimirse) to get depressed
  • 2 [formal] abatirse sobre algo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down on sth/sb [desgracia] to befall sth/sb [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/or hit the coast

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