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estrellar

Translation of estrellar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • estrellar algo contra algofurioso, estrelló un plato contra la pared
    in his rage, he smashed a plate against the wall
    estrelló su coche contra un árbol
    he crashed his car into a tree
    estrelló el balón contra el poste
    he slammed the ball against the goalpost

also: estrellarse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (toparse, tropezar)estrellarse con algo/alguien
    to come up against something/somebody
    nuestros planes se estrellaron con un obstáculo insalvable
    our plans came up o ran up against an insurmountable obstacle
Example sentences
  • El sujeto estrelló contra un muro y lo abandonó.
  • Patricio rezó, y el miserable se estrelló contra el suelo.
  • Su avión se estrelló en las islas Azores, en el Atlántico.

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