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deshacer

Translation of deshacer in English:

transitive verb

  • 4 4.1 (destrozar, estropear)la lejía te deshace las manos
    bleach ruins your hands
    este niño deshace un par de zapatos en menos de un mes
    this child gets through a pair of shoes in less than a month
    tengo los nervios deshechos
    my nerves are in tatters or shreds or are shot (to pieces)
    la muerte de su hijo le deshizo la vida
    her life was shattered by the death of her son
    deshizo todo lo bueno que había hecho su antecesor
    he undid all the good his predecessor had done
    aquello terminó por deshacer su matrimonio
    that eventually destroyed their marriage or caused the breakup of their marriage
    la guerra deshizo al país
    the war tore the country apart
    lo deshizo de una patada
    he knocked it down or destroyed it with one kick
    4.2
    (ejército)
    to rout
    crush
    ¿va a pelear con Bruno? ¡lo va a deshacer!
    he's going to fight Bruno? he'll make mincemeat of him or he'll thrash him! [colloquial]
    casi lo deshace de una paliza
    he beat the living daylights out of him [colloquial]
    aquella derrota lo deshizo moralmente
    he was shattered by that defeat
    4.3 [colloquial] (cansar, agotar)
    to wear … out
    la caminata me deshizo
    the walk wore me out
    I was shattered or bushed after the walk [colloquial]

also: deshacerse pronominal verb

  • 3 (desvivirse)deshacerse por alguien/algome deshago por complacerla
    I go out of my way to please her
    está que se deshace por él
    she's wild or crazy about him [colloquial]
    están que se deshacen por echarle el guante
    they're dying to get their hands on him [colloquial]
  • 4deshacerse en algose deshizo en llanto or lágrimas
    she dissolved or burst into floods of tears
    me deshice en cumplidos
    I was extremely complimentary
    I went out of my way to be complimentary
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