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alejar

Translation of alejar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • lo alejó para que no lo tocara
    he moved ( o put etc) it further away so that I wouldn't touch it
    alejar algo/a alguien de algo/alguienaleja esas sospechas de tu mente
    banish those suspicions from your mind
    aleja al niño de la barandilla
    get the child away from the banister
    la policía trataba de alejar a la multitud del lugar del incendio
    the police tried to move the crowd away from the scene of the fire
    aquella discusión lo alejó de su padre durante varios años
    that quarrel distanced him from his father for several years
    that quarrel caused a rift between him and his father that lasted several years

also: alejarse verbo pronominal

  • alejarse de algo/alguien¡aléjate de allí!
    get away from there!
    no se alejen de la orilla
    don't go too far from the shore
    la borrasca se aleja de nuestra zona
    the area of low pressure is moving away from our region
    nada hará que me aleje de ti
    nothing will take me away from you
    no te alejes nunca del buen camino
    don't stray from the path of virtue
    quiere alejarse de la política por un tiempo
    she wants to get out of o away from politics for a while
    se fue alejando cada vez más de sus padres
    he gradually drifted apart from his parents
Example sentences
  • Cuando dos personas están enojadas, sus corazones se alejan mucho.
  • Las lesiones me mataron y me alejaron de las canchas unos meses.
  • La inseguridad ha alejado a la gente de los estadios.

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