Translation of sacudir in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 (agitar) [toalla/alfombra] to shake; (golpear) [alfombra/colchón] to beat sacudió la arena de la toalla he shook the sand out of the towel 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] [niño] to clobber [familiar/colloquial] 1.3sacudir la cabeza (para negar) to shake one's head (para afirmar) to nod, nod one's head sacudió la cabeza en señal de afirmación he nodded (his head) in agreement 1.4 (hacer temblar) to shake el terremoto sacudió toda la ciudad the earthquake shook the entire city un escalofrío la sacudió de pies a cabeza a shiver went right through her 1.5 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (México/Mexico) (limpiar) to dust tengo que sacudir el polvo I have to dust o/or do the dusting
- 2 (conmover, afectar) to shake su trágica muerte sacudió a la población his tragic death sent shock waves through o/or shook the population una revolución que sacudió los cimientos de la sociedad a revolution which shook society to its foundations o/or which rocked the foundations of society
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (sacudirse)(reflexivo/reflexive)
- 1.1 (apartar de sí) [problema] to shrug off; [sueño/modorra] to shake off no sé cómo sacudirme a este tipo I don't know how to get rid of this guy [familiar/colloquial], I don't know how to shake this guy off o/or get this guy off my back [familiar/colloquial] la vaca se sacudía las moscas con el rabo the cow was flicking the flies off with its tail 1.2 (quitarse) [arena/polvo] to shake off sacúdete los pelos del perro (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) brush the dog hairs off you
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