Translation of librar in English:

librar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 (liberar) librar a algn de algo [de un peligro] to save sb from sth líbranos del mal [Religión/Religion] deliver us from evil ¡Dios nos libre! God o/or heaven forbid! esto me libra de toda responsabilidad this absolves me o/or frees me from all responsibility

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

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

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (librarse)

  • librarse de algo se libraron de un buen castigo they escaped a severe punishment me libré del servicio militar I got out of doing military service [familiar/colloquial] 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 itlibrarse de + infinitivo/infinitive se 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

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