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despedir

Translation of despedir in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 (decir adiós) vinieron a despedirme al aeropuerto they came to see me off at the airport despidió a su hijo con lágrimas en los ojos she saw her son off o/or said goodbye to her son with tears in her eyes organizaron una fiesta para despedir el año they organized a party to see in the New Year, they organized a New Year's party despedir los restos de algn to pay one's last respects to sb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (despedirse)

  • 1 (decir adiós) to say goodbye se despidieron en el aeropuerto they said goodbye (to each other) at the airport se despide atentamente [Correspondencia/Correspondence] sincerely yours (inglés norteamericano/American English) yours sincerely (inglés británico/British English) yours faithfully (inglés británico/British English) despedirse de algn to say goodbye to sb, take one's leave of sb [formal] francés1
  • 2 (dar por perdido)despedirse de algo ¿se lo prestaste? ya te puedes ir despidiendo de él did you lend it to him? well you can say o/or [familiar/colloquial] kiss goodbye to that despídete de la idea, no quedan entradas you can forget the whole idea, there are no tickets left

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