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Translation of descargar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 4descargar a alguien de algo
    (una responsabilidad)
    to clear somebody of something
    (una obligación)
    to relieve somebody of something
    lo descargaron de toda culpa
    he was cleared of all blame

verbo intransitivo

  • (nube) al elevarse las nubes se enfrían y descargan
    as the clouds rise, they cool and rain is released o falls

verbo impersonal

also: descargarse verbo pronominal

  • 3 (persona) 3.1 (desahogarse) See examples: no te descargues conmigo, yo no tengo la culpa
    don't take it out on me, it's not my fault!
    3.2 (de una obligación) See examples:descargarse de algo
    to get out of something
    se descargó de toda responsabilidad
    he washed his hands of all responsibility

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