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reventar

Translation of reventar in English:

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 2.1 [persona] (uso hiperbólico) si sigue comiendo así va a reventar if he carries on eating like that, he'll burst! por mí ¡que reviente! as far as I'm concerned, he can go to hell! [familiar/colloquial] estaba que reventaba de rabia she was absolutely furious o/or livid, she was seething with rage reventaba de indignación she was bursting with indignation 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (de ganas) anda, cuéntamelo, que si no, vas a reventar come on, then, I can see you're bursting o/or dying to tell me [familiar/colloquial] 2.3 (de ganas de orinar) no puedo aguantar más, estoy que reviento I can't hold on any longer, I'm bursting (to go) [familiar/colloquial] 2.4 [familiar/colloquial] (de cansancio) trabajaron hasta reventar they worked until they dropped [familiar/colloquial], they worked their butts off (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , they slogged their guts out (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (reventarse)

  • 1 1.1 [globo, etc] reventar 1 1 1 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (agotarse) to work one's butt off (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , to slog one's guts out (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]

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