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Translation of barrer in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3 (Mexico) (mirar)
    to look … up and down

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 2.1 (arrasar)
    to sweep the board
    barrieron en las últimas elecciones
    they swept the board in the last elections
    ayer barrió al póquer
    he cleaned up at poker yesterday [colloquial]
    barrió en la primera etapa
    he swept to victory on the first stage
    barrer con algolos vídeos han barrido con la venta de entradas
    videos have drastically reduced ticket sales
    los ladrones barrieron con todo
    the thieves cleaned the place out [colloquial]
    In Other Dictionaries
    Translate sweep the board into Russian
    2.2barrer con alguien
    (un rival)
    to thrash o trounce somebody
    wipe the floor with somebody [colloquial]
    (un enemigo)
    to wipe somebody out

also: barrerse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (Mexico) (tornillo/engranaje) se me barrió el tornillo
    I've stripped the thread on the screw
    the thread has gone on the screw
Example sentences
  • Eran las cuatro y media de la mañana cuando salí a barrer el frontis del estadio.
  • Ya no hacemos escándalos cuando salimos a barrer.
  • Hay muchos ladrones de corbata y mucha gente decente y honrada barriendo calles.
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