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Translation of librar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (liberar) See examples:librar a alguien de algo
    (un peligro)
    to save somebody from something
    líbranos del mal (Religión) ¡Dios nos libre!
    God o heaven forbid!
    esto me libra de toda responsabilidad
    this absolves me o frees me from all responsibility

verbo intransitivo

  • (España) libro los martes
    I have Tuesdays off
    Tuesday is my day off

also: librarse verbo pronominal

  • librarse de algose libraron de un buen castigo
    they escaped a severe punishment
    me libré del servicio militar
    I got out of doing military service
    no sé cómo librarme de él
    I don't know how to get rid of him
    de esa no te libras
    there's no way around it
    you can't get out of it
    librarse de + infinitivose libraron de milagro de morir asfixiados
    by some miracle they escaped being suffocated
    se libró de tener que ayudarlo
    she got out of having to help him
    si vas tú, me libro de tener que verla
    if you go, it'll save me having to see her
Example sentences
  • Dios me libre de tener un problema judicial.
  • Me mataré y libraré al mundo mi existencia pútrida, deleznable.
  • Sin embargo, fuera del cuadrilátero Kina libra una lucha mayor.

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