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barrer

Translation of barrer in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 3 (México/Mexico) (mirar) to look … up and down

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 2.1 (arrasar) to sweep the board barrieron en las últimas elecciones they swept the board in the last elections ayer barrió al póquer he cleaned up at poker yesterday [familiar/colloquial] barrió en la primera etapa he swept to victory on the first stagebarrer con algo los vídeos han barrido con la venta de entradas videos have drastically reduced ticket sales los ladrones barrieron con todo the thieves cleaned the place out [familiar/colloquial]
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    Translate sweep the board into Italian
    2.2barrer con algn [con un rival] to thrash o/or trounce sb, wipe the floor with sb [familiar/colloquial] [con un enemigo] to wipe sb out

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (barrerse)

  • 2 (México/Mexico) [tornillo/engranaje] se me barrió el tornillo I've stripped the thread on the screw, the thread has gone on the screw

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