verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [nudo/lazo] to untie, undo 1.2 [persona] to untie; [perro] to let … loose, let … off the leash
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (desatarse)
- 1 1.1 [nudo/lazo/cordones] to come undone o/or untied; [perro/caballo] to get loose 1.2 (reflexivo/reflexive) [persona] to untie oneself 1.3 (reflexivo/reflexive) [persona] [cordones/zapatos] to untie, undo
- 2 (desencadenarse) 2.1 [literario/literary] [pasiones/ira/furia] to be unleashed, be let loose los nervios se desataron tempers flared 2.2 [persona] se desató en insultos contra nosotros he let fly at us with a string of insults 2.3 [polémica/crisis] to erupt, flare up; [revuelta] to break out una ola de violencia se ha desatado en todo el país a wave of violence has broken out throughout the country 2.4 [tormenta/temporal] to break
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