verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [bala/espada] to pierce, go through; [líquido] to go through, soak through la bala le traspasó el pulmón the bullet pierced his lung lo traspasó con la espada he ran him through (with his sword) la salsa traspasó el mantel the sauce soaked through the tablecloth unos pitidos que traspasan el oído ear-piercing whistles la pena le traspasó el corazón his heart was pierced with sorrow [literario/literary], he was utterly grief-stricken 1.2 (sobrepasar) to go beyond su fama ha traspasado las fronteras de nuestro país his fame has spread beyond our borders esto traspasa los límites de lo verosímil this goes beyond the bounds of credibility
- 2 2.1 [bar/farmacia] (vender) to sell; (arrendar) to let, lease, rent se traspasa local to let o/or for rent 2.2 [negocio] to transfer le traspasó el negocio a su hijo he transferred the business to his son, he made the business over to his son
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