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Principal Translations
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quebrar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (romper algo frágil)break vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Quebré un espejo y tuve siete años de mala suerte.
 I broke a mirror and had seven years' bad luck.
quebrar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). Economía (en un negocio)go bankrupt v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fail viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (informal)go broke v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Su compañía de seguros quebró hace dos años.
 His insurance company went bankrupt two years ago.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
quebrarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (romperse)break, fracture vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  twist vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Su abuelo se cayó y se quebró la cadera.
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Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
antes doblar que quebrar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). figurado (aconseja docilidad) (figurative)it's better to bend than to break exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
no romper ni un plato,
no quebrar ni un plato
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (tener rostro inocente)butter wouldn't melt in [sb]'s mouth exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  [sb] never hurt a fly exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Aunque parezca que Ana no rompe un plato, ha hecho muchas maldades.
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