- 1 1.1 [balloon/tire] desinflarMore example sentences1.2 (humble) to deflate sb o sb's ego bajarle los humos a algn 1.3 (depress) deprimir I felt deflated me sentí por los suelos the news deflated my spirits la noticia me deprimió or me abatió
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- Armed officers, who were lying in wait for the would-be raiders, disabled their van using Hatton rounds - bullets designed to deflate tyres with minimum damage.
- Stranded in the paddy field mud of the Winton track, Ambrose amazed fans by deflating his rear tyres to drive himself out of the bog and back into the race - but only after missing some 20 laps of the race.
- It took police one and a half hours to extract the lorry by deflating its tyres.
- He was totally deflated by this remark and conceded defeat.
- I was deflated a bit and things suddenly seemed really awkward.
- He's a confident character; nothing seems to deflate him.
- 2 [Economics/Economía] [economy/currency] deflactarMore example sentences
- Well, could inflation soon deflate the economy?
- In return for a bail-out of the currency, it would deflate the economy, impose a statutory incomes policy, and maintain a military presence East of Suez.
- Mr Geraghty argues that pay cuts will only deflate the economy further at a time when it needs an increase in consumer spending power to give it a further boost.
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