Translation of desbordar in English:
- 1.1 (salirse de) See examples: el río desbordó su caucela fruta está desbordando el cestothe river flooded o overflowedthe river overflowed o burst its banksla ropa casi desborda la maletathe basket is brimming over with o overflowing with fruit1.2 las pérdidas han desbordado todas las previsionesthe suitcase is bursting with clothesdesborda mi capacidad de comprensiónlosses have exceeded all forecasts1.3 (Militar, Política) desbordaron las líneas enemigasit's quite beyond melos manifestantes desbordaron los controles policialesthey broke through o breached the enemy lines1.4the demonstrators broke o burst through the police barriers(persona)se vio desbordado por los acontecimientosestoy desbordada de trabajohe found events too much for himhe was overwhelmed by eventsesta casa me desbordaI'm swamped with o overloaded with o (inglés británico) snowed under with work1.5 (alegría/entusiasmo)su cara desbordaba alegría desbordaba entusiasmothis house is too much for me to manageshe exuded o she was brimming with enthusiasm
also: desbordarse verbo pronominal
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