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undo
3rd person singular present undoes present participle undoing past tense undid past participle undone
American English: /ˌənˈdu/
British English: /ʌnˈduː/

Translation of undo in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (unfasten)
    (button/jacket/buckle)
    desabrochar
    (zipper)
    abrir
    (knot/parcel)
    desatar
    deshacer
    (shoelaces)
    desatar
    desamarrar (Latin America excluding Río de la Plata)
    (knitting/seam)
    deshacer
    Example sentences
    • She noticed that not one of the men had loosened his tie and undone the top shirt button.
    • It was with a sense of the inevitable that I undid the ribbons, loosened the neck and let it slip down over my arms to the ground.
    • He had already slung his jacket and hat on to his bed and now he loosened his tie and undid the top two buttons of his dress shirt.
  • 2 2.1 (put right)
    (wrong)
    reparar
    enmendar
    the damage cannot be undone
    el daño es irreparable
    Example sentences
    • The Democrats are strongly opposed to the measures that undo many of the agreements that were struck during the original diesel package in 1999.
    • But this time, it has more to do with rectifying or even undoing some of the damage that resulted from the last international economic movement.
    • Their work may be undone as a result of the popular will.
    2.2 (cancel out)

intransitive verb

  • the knot won't undo
    es imposible desatar or deshacer el nudo
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