reducir

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reducir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (aminorar)reduce vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  lessen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  cut down on 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]
 Hay que reducir los gastos.
reducir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (transformar algo)reduce vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Las llamas redujeron el bosque a cenizas.
reducir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (resumir)shorten vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Señor político, su discurso es demasiado largo. Por favor, redúzcalo.
reducir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (someter)subdue, overcome vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El ejército redujo a los rebeldes.
reducirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (limitarse) (unpleasant, humiliating necessity)be reduced to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Después de la crisis el jefe tuvo que reducirse a vaciar papeleras.
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. The woman was reduced to working as a street sweeper after she lost her lucrative position.
reducirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (der.: moderarse o ceñirse en la conducta)suppress yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
reducirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (derecho: no tener mayor importancia)be reduced v aux + v past p
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Compound Forms:
reducir a la mitad oc verb (reducir al 50%) (amount)reduce [sth] by half, cut [sth] n half vtr + adv
reducir a un ladrón catch a thief v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (immobilize)subdue a thief, restrain a thief v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
reducir el desempleo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (bajar el nivel de paro)reduce unemployment v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
reducir el estómago loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (cirugía bariátrica)reduce the stomach, reduce [sb]'s stomach v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have a stomach reduction v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Le redujeron el estómago con grapas.
reducir el margen de error loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (minimizar el margen de error)reduce the margin of error vtr + n
reducir la velocidad loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (aminorar la velocidad)reduce your speed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)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."
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