Translation of distanciar in English:

distanciar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1.1 (espaciar) to space … out 1.2 [amigos/familiares] el hijo, en vez de unirlos, los distanció instead of bringing them closer together, the child made them grow further apart no saber el idioma la distanció de los vecinos not knowing the language created a barrier between her and her neighbors o/or distanced her from her neighbors

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (distanciarse)

  • 1.1distanciarse de algo/algn no nos distanciemos del grupo let's not stray o/or get too far from the rest of the group logró distanciarse de quien lo perseguía he managed to put some distance between himself and his pursuer debes distanciarte de los problemas you have to distance yourself from o step back from o [familiar/colloquial] get a distance on problems 1.2 (recíproco) [amigos/familiares] to grow o/or drift apart

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