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muerte

Translation of muerte in English:

feminine noun

  • 1 (de un ser vivo) muerte natural/repentina
    natural/sudden death
    el veneno le produjo la muerte instantánea
    the poison killed him instantly
    200 personas encontraron la muerte en el incendio
    200 people lost their lives in the fire
    200 people met their death in the fire [literary]
    condenado a muerte
    sentenced to death
    amenaza de muerte hasta que la muerte nos separe a la muerte de su padre heredó una fortuna
    she inherited a fortune on her father's death or when her father died
    herido de muerte
    fatally wounded
    me dio un susto de muerte [colloquial]
    she scared the living daylights out of me [colloquial]
    she scared me to death [colloquial]
    luchó or se debatió varios días con la muerte
    he was at death's door or fighting for his life for several days
    odiar a muerte cada muerte de obispo (Latin America) [colloquial] de mala muerte [colloquial]
    (pensión)
    grotty [colloquial]
    cheesy (US) [colloquial]
    es un pueblo de mala muerte
    it's a dump or a hole [colloquial]
    it's a really grotty place
    ser de muerte lenta (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    to be fantastic [colloquial]
    ser la muerte
    [colloquial] (ser atroz) to be hell or murder [colloquial]
    (ser estupendo) to be great or fantastic [colloquial]
    meterse de profesor es la muerte en vida
    it's murder going into teaching [colloquial]
    se cree/te crees la muerte
    he thinks he's/you think you're the bee's knees or the cat's whiskers [colloquial]
  • 2 (homicidio) lo acusan de la muerte de tres personas
    he is accused of killing three people or of causing the deaths of three people
    dar muerte a alguien [formal]
    to kill somebody
Example sentences
  • Por tener que vivir estamos ocasionando nuestra propia muerte.
  • Se derrumbó un prestigio en un hotel de mala muerte.
  • Hace un par de semanas se cumplieron 10 años del aniversario de la muerte del destacado escritor César Calvo Soriano.
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