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desencadenar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (quitar las cadenas)unchain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (dog)unleash vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Me costó, pero conseguí desencadenar el banco del suelo.
 It was hard work, but I was able to unchain the bench from the ground.
desencadenar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (originar, provocar)trigger, unleash vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  let loose vtr + adj
  set off 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]
 Sus declaraciones desencadenaron una oleada de críticas.
 His statements triggered (or: unleashed) a wave of criticism.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
desencadenarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (originarse con violencia) (storm)break viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (war, fight)break out vi + adv
  burst viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Se desencadenó una tormenta que nos hizo refugiarnos en una cabaña.
 A storm broke, so we had to take refuge in a cabin.
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