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also: desinflarse pronominal verb

  • 2 [colloquial] (persona) se desinfló a la primera pregunta
    the first question knocked the stuffing out of him [colloquial]
    se fueron desinflando al ver que no marcaban ni un punto
    they became more and more discouraged or disheartened as they failed to score a single point
    empezaron bien pero luego se desinflaron
    they started out very well but then they ran out of steam
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