verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [planes] to spoil, ruin, mess up [familiar/colloquial]; [sistema] to disrupt los temporales han desbaratado la red de comunicaciones the storms have disrupted the communications network los cambios desbarataron totalmente la organización de la oficina the changes completely disrupted the organization of the office, the office was thrown into chaos o/or confusion by the changes el defensa desbarató la jugada the defender broke up the move 1.2 (México/Mexico) [papeles] to jumble (up), muddle (up), mess up; [mecanismo] to ruin, destroy
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (desbaratarse)
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