aflojar

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Principal Translations
aflojar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (poner flojo)loosen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Afloja las tuercas del neumático con la llave de cruz.
 Use the lug wrench to loosen the nuts on the tire.
aflojar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (trabajar con menor afán)slacken viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  let up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (US, slang)slack off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 Jaime ha aflojado en los estudios.
 Jaime slackened in his studies.
 Jaime has slacked off in his studies.
 
Additional Translations
aflojar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (disminuir, menguar) (speed)slow, diminish viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  let up, slow down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  decrease vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La tormenta aflojó en la noche.
 The storm slowed (or: diminished) during the night.
aflojar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). coloquial (dar dinero) (informal)fork out, shell out, lay out vi phrasal sep
  part with vi + prep
 Manuel aflojará la plata para los gastos de la fiesta.
 Manuel will have to fork out some money for the party.
aflojarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (algo: desapretarse)loosen up vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Los tornillos se aflojan con el tiempo.
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Compound Forms:
aflojar el bolsillo,
rascarse el bolsillo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (pagar, dar dinero)couch up money v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fork some money out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Venga, papá, ráscate el bolsillo y cómpranos unas chucherías.
aflojar la bolsa,
aflojar la billetera
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (pagar, dar dinero)pay up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 Has perdido la apuesta, así que afloja la bolsa, que son 20 euros.
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