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  • 1 estrago

    m.
    1 ravage, waste, ruin, havoc.
    2 wickedness, corruption of morals, depravity.
    3 damage, harm, loss, wreckage.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: estragar.
    * * *
    1 havoc, ruin, ravage
    \
    causar estragos en / hacer estragos en to play havoc with, badly damage
    * * *
    = ravages, decimation, shattering.
    Ex. Problems faced maybe entirely new ones, such as protecting the library's stock from the ravages of climate or of insects.
    Ex. Over the past decades librarians have been variously outraged and resigned to budget cuts and spiralling prices, leading to the decimation of their holdings.
    Ex. Its shooting stabs of pain, its yelps of despair, its tears, its emotional zigzagging, all bear testimony to such a shattering.
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    * causar estragos = wreak + havoc, ravage, run + amok, cause + havoc, create + havoc, play + havoc with.
    * estragos = destruction.
    * estragos de la enfermedad, los = ravages of disease, the.
    * estragos de la guerra, los = ravages of war, the.
    * estragos del tiempo, los = ravages of time, the.
    * hacer estragos = lay + waste to, create + havoc, wreak + havoc, cause + havoc, take + Posesivo + toll (on).
    * hacer estragos en = play + havoc with.
    * ocasionar estragos = wreak + havoc.
    * provocar estragos = create + havoc, wreak + havoc, cause + havoc.
    * provocar estragos en = play + havoc with.
    * * *
    = ravages, decimation, shattering.

    Ex: Problems faced maybe entirely new ones, such as protecting the library's stock from the ravages of climate or of insects.

    Ex: Over the past decades librarians have been variously outraged and resigned to budget cuts and spiralling prices, leading to the decimation of their holdings.
    Ex: Its shooting stabs of pain, its yelps of despair, its tears, its emotional zigzagging, all bear testimony to such a shattering.
    * causar estragos = wreak + havoc, ravage, run + amok, cause + havoc, create + havoc, play + havoc with.
    * estragos = destruction.
    * estragos de la enfermedad, los = ravages of disease, the.
    * estragos de la guerra, los = ravages of war, the.
    * estragos del tiempo, los = ravages of time, the.
    * hacer estragos = lay + waste to, create + havoc, wreak + havoc, cause + havoc, take + Posesivo + toll (on).
    * hacer estragos en = play + havoc with.
    * ocasionar estragos = wreak + havoc.
    * provocar estragos = create + havoc, wreak + havoc, cause + havoc.
    * provocar estragos en = play + havoc with.

    Spanish-English dictionary > estrago

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