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verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (río/calle) el río Mira desemboca en el Pacífico
    the Mira River flows into the Pacific
    desemboca en el Paseo del Prado
    it comes out onto the Paseo del Prado
    la manifestación desembocó en la plaza
    the demonstrators came out into the square
    seguimos a la gente y desembocamos en el Ayuntamiento
    we followed the crowds and came out in front of o at the town hall
    1.2 (situación/crisis)desembocar en algo
    to culminate in something
    desembocó en una grave crisis
    it culminated in o ended up being a serious crisis
    puede desembocar en el cierre de numerosas fábricas
    it could result in the closure of numerous factories

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    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhôdē
    arrogantly superior and disdainful
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