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estropear

Translation of estropear in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (deteriorar, dañar) no laves esa camisa con lejía que la estropeas don't use bleach on that shirt, you'll ruin it el calor ha estropeado la fruta the heat has made the fruit go bad el exceso de sol puede estropear la piel too much sun can damage o/or harm your skin si lo estropeas, no te compro más juguetes if you break it, I won't buy you any more toys estropeó la comida echándole mucha sal he spoiled the food by putting too much salt in it

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (estropearse)

  • 2 2.1 (deteriorarse) los zapatos se me han estropeado con la lluvia the rain has ruined my shoes, my shoes have been ruined by the rain mete la fruta en la nevera, que se va a estropear put the fruit in the fridge or it'll go bad 2.2 (España/Spain) [persona] (afearse) to lose one's looks últimamente se ha estropeado mucho lately she's really lost her looks

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