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estropear

Translation of estropear in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (deteriorar, dañar) See examples: 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 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

also: estropearse verbo pronominal

  • 2 2.1 (deteriorarse) See examples: 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) (persona) (afearse)
    to lose one's looks
    últimamente se ha estropeado mucho
    lately she's really lost her looks
Example sentences
  • Estropea muchas cosas y no ofrece nada a cambio.
  • Veamos también si Djokovic estropea los planes del suizo o del español.
  • Pasarás por un periodo de inestabilidad emocional y esto podría estropear la relación.

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