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  • 1 acabarse

    pron.v.
    to finish, to stop, to come to an end; to die, to run out.
    ¡Se acabó it's all over
    * * *
    1 to end, finish, come to an end (no quedar) to run out
    * * *
    1) to finish, come to an end
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=terminarse) [acto, reunión] to finish, come to an end; [reservas] to run out

    todo se acabó para él* he's had it *

    ¡se acabó! — that's it!

    ¡un minuto más y se acabó! — one more minute and that will be it!

    ¡te quedas aquí y se acabó! — you're staying here and that's that!

    -... y san se acabó
    2) [con complemento indirecto]

    se me acabó la pacienciamy patience is exhausted o at an end, I've run out of patience

    3) [con valor enfático]
    4) [persona] (=morir) to die; esp LAm (=cansarse) to wear o.s. out
    * * *
    (v.) = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone
    Ex. In 1971 the experimental phase of PRECIS was drawing to a close as the system became operational in the British national bibliography.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex. He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex. Hard times lie ahead, the halcyon days are gone -- perhaps forever.
    Ex. The era of paper-based information systems is coming to an end.
    Ex. The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex. As the war drew to an end, the horrendous scenes of misery and destitution came to light.
    Ex. As President Bush's second term winds down, this is no time for him to be making trouble for his successor.
    Ex. The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    * * *
    (v.) = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone

    Ex: In 1971 the experimental phase of PRECIS was drawing to a close as the system became operational in the British national bibliography.

    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex: He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex: Hard times lie ahead, the halcyon days are gone -- perhaps forever.
    Ex: The era of paper-based information systems is coming to an end.
    Ex: The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex: As the war drew to an end, the horrendous scenes of misery and destitution came to light.
    Ex: As President Bush's second term winds down, this is no time for him to be making trouble for his successor.
    Ex: The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.

    * * *

    ■acabarse verbo reflexivo to finish, come to an end: se nos acabó el aceite, we ran out of olive oil
    exclamación familiar ¡se acabó!, that's that!
    ' acabarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    terminarse
    - acabar
    English:
    draw
    - end
    - give out
    - go
    - run
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [agotarse] to be used up, to be gone;
    se nos ha acabado la gasolina we're out of petrol o US gas;
    se ha acabado la comida there's no more food left;
    se ha acabado la leche the milk has run out, we've run out of milk;
    no corras tanto, se te acabarán las fuerzas don't run so fast, you'll run out of energy
    2. [terminar] [guerra, película] to finish, to be over
    3. [consumir] [comida] to eat up;
    ¡acábatelo todo y no dejes ni una miga! make sure you eat it all up!
    4. RP, Ven Fam [tener un orgasmo] to come
    5. Comp
    ¡se acabó! [¡basta ya!] that's enough!;
    [se terminó] that's it, then!;
    ¡te quedarás en casa y (san) se acabó! you'll stay at home and that's that o that's the end of it!;
    se acabó lo que se daba that is/was the end of that;
    Méx Fam
    no acabársela: no me la acabo con la cantidad de trabajo que hay I can't deal with the amount of work we've got
    * * *
    v/r de actividad finish, end; de pan, dinero run out;
    se nos ha acabado el azúcar we’ve run out of sugar;
    ¡se acabó! that’s it!, that’s that!
    * * *
    vr
    terminarse: to come to an end, to run out
    se me acabó el dinero: I ran out of money
    * * *
    acabarse vb to run out [pt. ran; pp. run]
    ¡se acabó! that's it!

    Spanish-English dictionary > acabarse

  • 2 agotarse

    pron.v.
    to become exhausted; to be finished.
    * * *
    1 (cansarse) to become exhausted, become tired out
    2 (gastarse) to run out
    3 COMERCIO to be sold out
    * * *
    1) to get exhausted, tire oneself out, wear oneself out
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=cansarse) to get exhausted, tire o.s. out, wear o.s. out

    me agoto pronto nadando — I soon get exhausted when I swim, I soon tire o wear myself out when I swim, swimming soon tires o wears me out

    2) [mercancía, artículo, género] to sell out

    ese producto se nos ha agotado — we've sold out of that product, that product is o has sold out

    3) [recursos, reservas] to run out
    4) [prórroga, tiempo] to run out
    * * *
    (v.) = run down, peter out, run + short (of), run out, go out of + print, sell out, dry up, run out of, run + dry, be all gone
    Ex. A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex. The arguments are well known but we must realise that there was a very real fear that society would run short of manual labour = Los argumentos son bien conocidos pero debemos darnos cuenta de que había existía un miedo real de que la sociedad se quedase sin mano de obra.
    Ex. He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex. Zilg claims that his book 'Du Pont: Behind the nylon Curtain', which is highly critical of Du Pont, was allowed to go out of print prematurely as a direct result of pressure being brought to bear on the publisher by Du Pont.
    Ex. The first edition was quickly sold out, and I decided to revise it in the light of comments by colleagues and reviewers, and of developments in my own thinking.
    Ex. The article 'Slim chance for ethnic funding' explains how funding for library projects to provide assistance to ethnic minorities has almost dried up.
    Ex. The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex. So stop fretting that UK unemployment is rising as the tax burden soars, consumers stop spending and North Sea oil runs dry.
    Ex. The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    * * *
    (v.) = run down, peter out, run + short (of), run out, go out of + print, sell out, dry up, run out of, run + dry, be all gone

    Ex: A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.

    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex: The arguments are well known but we must realise that there was a very real fear that society would run short of manual labour = Los argumentos son bien conocidos pero debemos darnos cuenta de que había existía un miedo real de que la sociedad se quedase sin mano de obra.
    Ex: He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex: Zilg claims that his book 'Du Pont: Behind the nylon Curtain', which is highly critical of Du Pont, was allowed to go out of print prematurely as a direct result of pressure being brought to bear on the publisher by Du Pont.
    Ex: The first edition was quickly sold out, and I decided to revise it in the light of comments by colleagues and reviewers, and of developments in my own thinking.
    Ex: The article 'Slim chance for ethnic funding' explains how funding for library projects to provide assistance to ethnic minorities has almost dried up.
    Ex: The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex: So stop fretting that UK unemployment is rising as the tax burden soars, consumers stop spending and North Sea oil runs dry.
    Ex: The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.

    * * *

    ■agotarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (terminarse las existencias, la paciencia) to run out, be used up
    Com to be sold out
    2 (cansarse) to become exhausted o tired out
    ' agotarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agotar
    English:
    give out
    - go
    - run down
    - run out
    - short
    - wear
    - dry
    - run
    - sell
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [cansarse] to tire oneself out, to exhaust oneself;
    se agotó con la caminata the walk tired him out o exhausted him
    2. [acabarse] to run out;
    [libro, disco, entradas] to sell out;
    se nos agotaron las provisiones our provisions ran out;
    las entradas se agotaron en seguida the tickets sold out almost immediately;
    se nos ha agotado ese modelo that model has sold out;
    se me está agotando la paciencia my patience is running out o wearing thin
    3. [pila, batería] to go flat
    * * *
    v/r
    1 ( cansarse) get worn out, exhaust o.s.
    2 ( terminarse) run out, become exhausted
    3 ( venderse) sell out;
    la primera edición se ha agotado the first edition has sold out
    * * *
    vr
    * * *
    1. (en general) to run out [pt. ran; pp. run]
    2. (existencias) to sell out [pt. & pp. sold]

    Spanish-English dictionary > agotarse

  • 3 desaparecer

    v.
    1 to disappear.
    me ha desaparecido la pluma my pen has disappeared
    será mejor que desaparezcas de escena durante una temporada you'd better make yourself scarce for a while
    desaparecer de la faz de la tierra to vanish from the face of the earth
    ¡desaparece de mi vista ahora mismo! get out of my sight this minute!
    La tristeza desaparece al amanecer Sadness disappears at dawn.
    Sus dudas desaparecieron His doubts disappeared.
    2 to go missing.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ AGRADECER], like link=agradecer agradecer
    1 (dejar de estar) to disappear
    \
    desaparecer del mapa figurado to vanish off the face of the earth
    hacer desaparecer to cause to disappear, hide 2 (quitar) to get rid of
    * * *
    verb
    to disappear, vanish
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) [persona, objeto] to disappear, go missing

    ¡desaparece de mi vista! — get out of my sight!

    mapa
    2) [mancha, olor, síntoma] to disappear, go (away)
    3) euf (=morir) to pass away
    2.
    VT LAm (Pol) to disappear

    desaparecieron a los disidentes — they disappeared the dissidents, the dissidents were disappeared

    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( de lugar) to disappear
    b) dolor/síntoma/cicatriz to disappear, go; costumbre to disappear, die out; mancha to come out
    c) ( de la vista) to disappear

    desapareció entre la muchedumbrehe disappeared o vanished into the crowd

    desaparece de mi vista — (fam) get out of my sight

    2.
    desaparecerse v pron (Andes) to disappear
    * * *
    = disappear, disband, fade (away/out), fall into + obscurity, vanish, die out, evaporate, go away, dissolve, pass on, go + missing, sweep away, slip through + the cracks, swallow up, slip from + the scene, go out of + existence, go + the way of the dodo, follow + the dodo, go + the way of the horseless carriage, go + the way of the dinosaur(s), blow away, wither away, drop from + sight, pass away, fizzle out, efface, fade into + obscurity, fade into + oblivion, go + forever, peter out, skulk off, sneak off, sneak away, go into + hiding, wear off, be all gone.
    Ex. This feature, portability, can be a mixed blessing-things which can be moved have a habit of disappearing.
    Ex. With the completion of the draft in 1983, the Working Group on an International Authority System was officially disbanded.
    Ex. Trails that are not frequently followed are prone to fade, items are not fully permanent, memory is transitory.
    Ex. The acid rain literature illustrated the 1st paradigm, where journals from the unadjusted literature were thrust forward in the adjusted literature, and no unadjusted journal fell into obscurity.
    Ex. She seized her sweater and purse and vanished.
    Ex. These changes accelerated through much of the nineteenth century, with the older material such as the chivalric romance dying out about the 1960s.
    Ex. It is pointless to create interest if it is then allowed to evaporate because the books cannot be obtained.
    Ex. Not surprisingly, the girls went away embarrassed, and the mother, if she was any better informed, was certainly none the wiser.
    Ex. He adjusted himself comfortably in the chair, overlapped his legs, and blew a smoke ring that dissolved two feet above her head.
    Ex. Further, it is true in nature that organisms are born, grow and mature, decline and pass on.
    Ex. This article describes the consequences of a burglary of a during which the desktop system, computer, image setter, and a FAX machine went missing.
    Ex. Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
    Ex. The author discusses the factors which have led to early adolescent services slipping through the cracks.
    Ex. The growing complexity of computing environments requires creative solutions to prevent the gain in productivity promised by computing advances from being swallowed up by the necessity of moving information from one environment to another.
    Ex. With their numbers and their prices, serials in the paper format are as a spring fog slipping from the scene.
    Ex. The volunteer fire companies went out of existence, as did their library associations.
    Ex. Today, all of the early independents have gone the way of the dodo = En la actualidad, todas las empresas independientes originales han desaparecido.
    Ex. It has the choice: to follow the dodo or to rise again like the phoenix.
    Ex. When databases of information (particularly in full text) first became available on the Internet, many users felt that thesauri and subject classifications were no longer needed and would go the way of horseless carriages.
    Ex. The library will have to learn to cope with new technology and even larger amounts of material if it wishes to avoid going the way of the dinosaur.
    Ex. Its prediction that, with the passing of years, the taint of scandal will blow away, looks over-optimistic.
    Ex. He concludes that public libraries will wither away, together with the rights of the individual member of the public to information.
    Ex. The older material, such as the chivalric romances, dropped from sight.
    Ex. These tools are useable for analytical studies of how technologies emerge, mature and pass away.
    Ex. Over the weekend, she started three articles and each one fizzled out for lack of inspiration.
    Ex. The beauty, the aliveness, the creativity, the passion that made her lovable and gave her life meaning has been effaced.
    Ex. But he may be put under house arrest, a dire fate for a man who is terrified of fading into obscurity.
    Ex. The music industry as we know it is slowly fading into oblivion.
    Ex. Those were the good old days and now they have gone forever.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex. Good attendance with 21 people there though a few skulked off without paying!.
    Ex. One of the great joys in life is sneaking off.
    Ex. So I decided to take my chances and sneak away quietly on a day when Fabiola had a group meeting at her lab.
    Ex. The three have been jailed for more than two weeks while a fourth journalist went into hiding after receiving a judicial summons.
    Ex. We're all familiar with the idea of novelty value and how it wears off with time.
    Ex. The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    ----
    * aparecer y desaparecer = come and go.
    * barreras + desaparecer = boundaries + dissolve.
    * desaparecer de la faz de la tierra = vanish from + the face of the earth, disappear from + the face of the earth.
    * desaparecer en el horizonte cabalgando al atardecer = ride off + into the sunset.
    * desaparecer en la distancia = disappear in + the distance.
    * desaparecer gradualmente = fade into + the sunset.
    * desaparecer las diferencias = blur + distinctions, blur + the lines between, blur + the boundaries between.
    * desaparecer poco a poco = fade into + the sunset.
    * desaparecer sin dejar huella = evaporate into + thin air, vanish into + thin air, disappear into + thin air, disappear without + a trace, disappear into + the blue, vanish into + the blue.
    * desaparecer sin dejar rastro = evaporate into + thin air, vanish into + thin air, disappear into + thin air, disappear without + a trace, disappear into + the blue, vanish into + the blue.
    * desear fuertemente que Algo desaparezca = will + Nombre + away.
    * estar desapareciendo = be on the way out.
    * hacer desaparecer = eradicate, dispel, banish.
    * hacer desaparecer un mito = dispel + myth.
    * hacer mucho tiempo que Algo ha desaparecido = be long gone.
    * límites + desaparecer = boundaries + crumble.
    * problema + desaparecer = problem + go away.
    * que no desaparece = lingering.
    * viejas costumbres nunca desaparecen, las = old ways never die, the.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( de lugar) to disappear
    b) dolor/síntoma/cicatriz to disappear, go; costumbre to disappear, die out; mancha to come out
    c) ( de la vista) to disappear

    desapareció entre la muchedumbrehe disappeared o vanished into the crowd

    desaparece de mi vista — (fam) get out of my sight

    2.
    desaparecerse v pron (Andes) to disappear
    * * *
    = disappear, disband, fade (away/out), fall into + obscurity, vanish, die out, evaporate, go away, dissolve, pass on, go + missing, sweep away, slip through + the cracks, swallow up, slip from + the scene, go out of + existence, go + the way of the dodo, follow + the dodo, go + the way of the horseless carriage, go + the way of the dinosaur(s), blow away, wither away, drop from + sight, pass away, fizzle out, efface, fade into + obscurity, fade into + oblivion, go + forever, peter out, skulk off, sneak off, sneak away, go into + hiding, wear off, be all gone.

    Ex: This feature, portability, can be a mixed blessing-things which can be moved have a habit of disappearing.

    Ex: With the completion of the draft in 1983, the Working Group on an International Authority System was officially disbanded.
    Ex: Trails that are not frequently followed are prone to fade, items are not fully permanent, memory is transitory.
    Ex: The acid rain literature illustrated the 1st paradigm, where journals from the unadjusted literature were thrust forward in the adjusted literature, and no unadjusted journal fell into obscurity.
    Ex: She seized her sweater and purse and vanished.
    Ex: These changes accelerated through much of the nineteenth century, with the older material such as the chivalric romance dying out about the 1960s.
    Ex: It is pointless to create interest if it is then allowed to evaporate because the books cannot be obtained.
    Ex: Not surprisingly, the girls went away embarrassed, and the mother, if she was any better informed, was certainly none the wiser.
    Ex: He adjusted himself comfortably in the chair, overlapped his legs, and blew a smoke ring that dissolved two feet above her head.
    Ex: Further, it is true in nature that organisms are born, grow and mature, decline and pass on.
    Ex: This article describes the consequences of a burglary of a during which the desktop system, computer, image setter, and a FAX machine went missing.
    Ex: Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
    Ex: The author discusses the factors which have led to early adolescent services slipping through the cracks.
    Ex: The growing complexity of computing environments requires creative solutions to prevent the gain in productivity promised by computing advances from being swallowed up by the necessity of moving information from one environment to another.
    Ex: With their numbers and their prices, serials in the paper format are as a spring fog slipping from the scene.
    Ex: The volunteer fire companies went out of existence, as did their library associations.
    Ex: Today, all of the early independents have gone the way of the dodo = En la actualidad, todas las empresas independientes originales han desaparecido.
    Ex: It has the choice: to follow the dodo or to rise again like the phoenix.
    Ex: When databases of information (particularly in full text) first became available on the Internet, many users felt that thesauri and subject classifications were no longer needed and would go the way of horseless carriages.
    Ex: The library will have to learn to cope with new technology and even larger amounts of material if it wishes to avoid going the way of the dinosaur.
    Ex: Its prediction that, with the passing of years, the taint of scandal will blow away, looks over-optimistic.
    Ex: He concludes that public libraries will wither away, together with the rights of the individual member of the public to information.
    Ex: The older material, such as the chivalric romances, dropped from sight.
    Ex: These tools are useable for analytical studies of how technologies emerge, mature and pass away.
    Ex: Over the weekend, she started three articles and each one fizzled out for lack of inspiration.
    Ex: The beauty, the aliveness, the creativity, the passion that made her lovable and gave her life meaning has been effaced.
    Ex: But he may be put under house arrest, a dire fate for a man who is terrified of fading into obscurity.
    Ex: The music industry as we know it is slowly fading into oblivion.
    Ex: Those were the good old days and now they have gone forever.
    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex: Good attendance with 21 people there though a few skulked off without paying!.
    Ex: One of the great joys in life is sneaking off.
    Ex: So I decided to take my chances and sneak away quietly on a day when Fabiola had a group meeting at her lab.
    Ex: The three have been jailed for more than two weeks while a fourth journalist went into hiding after receiving a judicial summons.
    Ex: We're all familiar with the idea of novelty value and how it wears off with time.
    Ex: The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    * aparecer y desaparecer = come and go.
    * barreras + desaparecer = boundaries + dissolve.
    * desaparecer de la faz de la tierra = vanish from + the face of the earth, disappear from + the face of the earth.
    * desaparecer en el horizonte cabalgando al atardecer = ride off + into the sunset.
    * desaparecer en la distancia = disappear in + the distance.
    * desaparecer gradualmente = fade into + the sunset.
    * desaparecer las diferencias = blur + distinctions, blur + the lines between, blur + the boundaries between.
    * desaparecer poco a poco = fade into + the sunset.
    * desaparecer sin dejar huella = evaporate into + thin air, vanish into + thin air, disappear into + thin air, disappear without + a trace, disappear into + the blue, vanish into + the blue.
    * desaparecer sin dejar rastro = evaporate into + thin air, vanish into + thin air, disappear into + thin air, disappear without + a trace, disappear into + the blue, vanish into + the blue.
    * desear fuertemente que Algo desaparezca = will + Nombre + away.
    * estar desapareciendo = be on the way out.
    * hacer desaparecer = eradicate, dispel, banish.
    * hacer desaparecer un mito = dispel + myth.
    * hacer mucho tiempo que Algo ha desaparecido = be long gone.
    * límites + desaparecer = boundaries + crumble.
    * problema + desaparecer = problem + go away.
    * que no desaparece = lingering.
    * viejas costumbres nunca desaparecen, las = old ways never die, the.

    * * *
    vi
    1 (de un lugar) to disappear
    desapareció sin dejar huella he disappeared o vanished without trace, he did a vanishing trick o a disappearing act ( hum)
    hizo desaparecer el sombrero ante sus ojos he made the hat disappear o vanish before their very eyes
    en esta oficina las cosas tienden a desaparecer things tend to disappear o go missing in this office
    2 «dolor/síntoma» to disappear; «cicatriz» to disappear, go; «costumbre» to disappear, die out
    lo dejé en remojo y la mancha desapareció I left it to soak and the stain came out
    tenía que hacer desaparecer las pruebas he had to get rid of the evidence
    3 (de la vista) to disappear
    el sol desapareció detrás de una nube the sun disappeared o went behind a cloud
    el ladrón desapareció entre la muchedumbre the thief disappeared o vanished into the crowd
    desaparece de mi vista antes de que te pegue ( fam); get out of my sight before I wallop you ( colloq)
    1 (de un lugar) to disappear
    se desaparecieron mis gafas my glasses have disappeared
    2 (de la vista) to disappear
    * * *

     

    desaparecer ( conjugate desaparecer) verbo intransitivo [persona/objeto] to disappear;
    [dolor/síntoma/cicatriz] to disappear, go;
    [ costumbre] to disappear, die out;
    [ mancha] to come out
    desaparecerse verbo pronominal (Andes) to disappear
    desaparecer verbo intransitivo to disappear: me ha desaparecido la cartera, I can't find my wallet
    el sol desapareció detrás de las nubes, the sun vanished behind the clouds
    ♦ Locuciones: desaparecer del mapa/de la faz de la tierra, to vanish off the face of the earth
    ' desaparecer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    confundirse
    - disipar
    - escabullirse
    - lance
    - magia
    - mapa
    - obliterar
    - perderse
    - volar
    - volatilizarse
    - camino
    - comer
    - ir
    - pasar
    - quitar
    - sacar
    English:
    disappear
    - dissipate
    - linger
    - lost
    - magic away
    - melt away
    - sink away
    - trace
    - vanish
    - face
    - melt
    - missing
    * * *
    vi
    1. [de la vista] to disappear (de from);
    desapareció tras las colinas it dropped out of sight behind the hills;
    me ha desaparecido la pluma my pen has disappeared;
    hizo desaparecer una paloma y un conejo he made a dove and a rabbit vanish;
    será mejor que desaparezcas de escena durante una temporada you'd better make yourself scarce for a while;
    desaparecer de la faz de la tierra to vanish from the face of the earth;
    ¡desaparece de mi vista ahora mismo! get out of my sight this minute!
    2. [dolor, síntomas, mancha] to disappear, to go;
    [cicatriz] to disappear; [sarpullido] to clear up
    3. [en guerra, accidente] to go missing, to disappear;
    muchos desaparecieron durante la represión many people disappeared during the crackdown
    vt
    Am [persona] = to detain extrajudicially during political repression and possibly kill
    * * *
    I v/i disappear, vanish
    II v/t L.Am.
    disappear fam, make disappear
    * * *
    desaparecer {53} vt
    : to cause to disappear
    : to disappear, to vanish
    * * *
    desaparecer vb to disappear

    Spanish-English dictionary > desaparecer

  • 4 extinguirse

    1 (fuego etc) to go out
    2 (especie etc) to become extinct, die out
    3 (amor) to die away
    4 (plazo) to expire, run out
    * * *
    VPR
    1) [fuego] to go out
    2) (Bio) to die out, become extinct
    3) [contrato, plazo] to expire
    * * *
    (v.) = die out, go + the way of the dodo, follow + the dodo, go + the way of the horseless carriage, go + the way of the dinosaur(s), become + extinct, peter out
    Ex. These changes accelerated through much of the nineteenth century, with the older material such as the chivalric romance dying out about the 1960s.
    Ex. Today, all of the early independents have gone the way of the dodo = En la actualidad, todas las empresas independientes originales han desaparecido.
    Ex. It has the choice: to follow the dodo or to rise again like the phoenix.
    Ex. When databases of information (particularly in full text) first became available on the Internet, many users felt that thesauri and subject classifications were no longer needed and would go the way of horseless carriages.
    Ex. The library will have to learn to cope with new technology and even larger amounts of material if it wishes to avoid going the way of the dinosaur.
    Ex. Forestry officials have created suntraps in one of the region's beauty spots to prevent a species of the ant family from becoming extinct.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    * * *
    (v.) = die out, go + the way of the dodo, follow + the dodo, go + the way of the horseless carriage, go + the way of the dinosaur(s), become + extinct, peter out

    Ex: These changes accelerated through much of the nineteenth century, with the older material such as the chivalric romance dying out about the 1960s.

    Ex: Today, all of the early independents have gone the way of the dodo = En la actualidad, todas las empresas independientes originales han desaparecido.
    Ex: It has the choice: to follow the dodo or to rise again like the phoenix.
    Ex: When databases of information (particularly in full text) first became available on the Internet, many users felt that thesauri and subject classifications were no longer needed and would go the way of horseless carriages.
    Ex: The library will have to learn to cope with new technology and even larger amounts of material if it wishes to avoid going the way of the dinosaur.
    Ex: Forestry officials have created suntraps in one of the region's beauty spots to prevent a species of the ant family from becoming extinct.
    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.

    * * *

    ■extinguirse verbo reflexivo
    1 (el fuego) to go out
    2 (una especie) to become extinct, die out: los lémures se están extinguiendo, lemurs are dying out
    ' extinguirse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    extinguir
    English:
    die
    - die down
    - die out
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [fuego, incendio, luz] to go out;
    [volcán] to become extinct
    2. [animal, raza] to become extinct, to die out
    3. [ruido] to die away
    4. [afecto, entusiasmo, esperanzas] to die
    5. [plazo] to expire
    * * *
    v/r
    1 BIO, ZO become extinct, die out
    2 de fuego go out
    3 de plazo expire
    * * *
    vr
    1) apagarse: to go out, to fade out
    2) : to die out, to become extinct
    * * *
    1. (fuego) to go out
    2. (especie) to become extinct [pt. became; pp. become]

    Spanish-English dictionary > extinguirse

См. также в других словарях:

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