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  • 1 destrozar

    v.
    2 to shatter, to devastate (emocionalmente) (person).
    3 to tear apart, to destroy, to shatter, to break down into pieces.
    Eso rompe huesos That breaks bones.
    * * *
    1 (romper) to destroy, shatter, wreck; (despedazar) to tear to pieces, tear to shreds
    2 figurado (gastar) to wear out
    3 figurado (estropear) to ruin, spoil; (corazón) to break
    4 figurado (causar daño moral) to crush, shatter, devastate
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=romper) [+ cristal, cerámica] to smash; [+ edificio] to destroy; [+ ropa, zapatos] to ruin; [+ nervios] to shatter
    2) (=dejar abatido a) [+ persona] to shatter; [+ corazón] to break; [+ ejército, enemigo] to crush
    3) (=arruinar) [+ persona, vida] to ruin
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (romper, deteriorar) to break
    b) <felicidad/armonía> to destroy, shatter; < corazón> to break; < matrimonio> to ruin, destroy

    su muerte la destrozóshe was devastated o shattered by his death

    2.
    destrozarse v pron (refl)
    a) ( romperse)
    b) <estómago/hígado> to ruin
    * * *
    = shatter, batter, vandalise [vandalize, -USA], wreak + devastation, smash, pull apart, ravage, go out + the window, tear + apart, mangle, dismember, shred, slaughter, blow away, wreck, rip through, pull + Nombre + to bits, wipe + the floor with, rubbish, blight, chew up.
    Ex. Her feeling of well-being was soon rudely shattered.
    Ex. But the early cylinder machines worked less accurately than the platens, tending to slur the impression and batter the type.
    Ex. This article argues in favour of the term 'conservator' rather than 'restorer' of books as the former does not conjure up a picture of the Victorian artisan vandalising documents with irreversible treatments simply for effect.
    Ex. This article describes the experiences of a fledgling information system in dealing with a hurricane which wreaked devastation on some of the most remote areas of Hawaii = Este artículo describe las experiencias de un sistema de información nuevo al verse afectado por un huracán que devastó algunas de las zonas más remotas de Hawaii.
    Ex. The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
    Ex. If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
    Ex. The rigours of the climate and the effects of war and political unrest have ravaged this country's cultural heritage.
    Ex. The lack of centralisation means that good management goes out the window and everything gets sloppier.
    Ex. He is a stickler for detail and can tear apart a budget or a balance sheet faster than anyone.
    Ex. In places the waters had swept container lorries loaded with goods yards off the road where they now lay twisted and mangled and almost unrecognizable as vehicles.
    Ex. Books can seldom be disbound for the benefit of bibliographers (although it is worth remembering that they sometimes have to be rebound, when they are completely dismembered), but we can now see through printing ink by means of betaradiography.
    Ex. If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or ' shredded'.
    Ex. These small small but very sharp flakes were used by hunters to slaughter animals.
    Ex. If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' ' blown away,' or 'shredded'.
    Ex. They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
    Ex. Storms in this part of the world are common and the people didn't seem to bat an eyelid at the prospect of a 135km wind ripping through their town.
    Ex. Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    Ex. One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    Ex. The global outbreak of swine flu has spread fear through the travel sector, blighting any green shoots of recovery from the financial crisis.
    Ex. Cattle ranches are chewing up the Amazon rainforest.
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    * destrozar completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
    * destrozarse = come + undone, go to + rack and ruin, come apart at + the seams, fall apart at + the seams, go to + ruin.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (romper, deteriorar) to break
    b) <felicidad/armonía> to destroy, shatter; < corazón> to break; < matrimonio> to ruin, destroy

    su muerte la destrozóshe was devastated o shattered by his death

    2.
    destrozarse v pron (refl)
    a) ( romperse)
    b) <estómago/hígado> to ruin
    * * *
    = shatter, batter, vandalise [vandalize, -USA], wreak + devastation, smash, pull apart, ravage, go out + the window, tear + apart, mangle, dismember, shred, slaughter, blow away, wreck, rip through, pull + Nombre + to bits, wipe + the floor with, rubbish, blight, chew up.

    Ex: Her feeling of well-being was soon rudely shattered.

    Ex: But the early cylinder machines worked less accurately than the platens, tending to slur the impression and batter the type.
    Ex: This article argues in favour of the term 'conservator' rather than 'restorer' of books as the former does not conjure up a picture of the Victorian artisan vandalising documents with irreversible treatments simply for effect.
    Ex: This article describes the experiences of a fledgling information system in dealing with a hurricane which wreaked devastation on some of the most remote areas of Hawaii = Este artículo describe las experiencias de un sistema de información nuevo al verse afectado por un huracán que devastó algunas de las zonas más remotas de Hawaii.
    Ex: The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
    Ex: If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
    Ex: The rigours of the climate and the effects of war and political unrest have ravaged this country's cultural heritage.
    Ex: The lack of centralisation means that good management goes out the window and everything gets sloppier.
    Ex: He is a stickler for detail and can tear apart a budget or a balance sheet faster than anyone.
    Ex: In places the waters had swept container lorries loaded with goods yards off the road where they now lay twisted and mangled and almost unrecognizable as vehicles.
    Ex: Books can seldom be disbound for the benefit of bibliographers (although it is worth remembering that they sometimes have to be rebound, when they are completely dismembered), but we can now see through printing ink by means of betaradiography.
    Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or ' shredded'.
    Ex: These small small but very sharp flakes were used by hunters to slaughter animals.
    Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' ' blown away,' or 'shredded'.
    Ex: They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
    Ex: Storms in this part of the world are common and the people didn't seem to bat an eyelid at the prospect of a 135km wind ripping through their town.
    Ex: Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    Ex: One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    Ex: The global outbreak of swine flu has spread fear through the travel sector, blighting any green shoots of recovery from the financial crisis.
    Ex: Cattle ranches are chewing up the Amazon rainforest.
    * destrozar completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
    * destrozarse = come + undone, go to + rack and ruin, come apart at + the seams, fall apart at + the seams, go to + ruin.

    * * *
    destrozar [A4 ]
    vt
    1 (romper, deteriorar) to break
    la bomba destrozó varios edificios the bomb destroyed o wrecked several buildings
    no hagas eso que vas a destrozar los zapatos don't do that, you'll ruin your shoes
    2 ‹felicidad/armonía› to destroy, shatter; ‹corazón› to break; ‹matrimonio› to ruin, destroy
    me está destrozando los nervios she's making me a nervous wreck
    la muerte de su marido la destrozó she was devastated o shattered by her husband's death
    1
    (romperse): se cayó al suelo y se destrozó it fell to the ground and smashed
    se me han destrozado los zapatos my shoes are ruined o have fallen to pieces
    2 ( refl) ‹estómago/hígado› to ruin
    te vas a destrozar los pies usando esos zapatos you're going to ruin o damage your feet wearing those shoes
    * * *

    destrozar ( conjugate destrozar) verbo transitivo
    a) (romper, deteriorar) ‹ zapatos to ruin;

    cristal/jarrón to smash;
    jugueteto pull … apart;
    coche to wreck;
    libro to pull apart
    b)felicidad/matrimonio/vida to wreck, destroy;

    corazón to break;

    destrozarse verbo pronominal

    [jarrón/cristal] to smash
    b)estómago/hígado to ruin

    destrozar verbo transitivo
    1 (romper) to tear up, wreck, ruin
    2 (una tela, un papel) to tear to shreds, rip up
    3 (apenar, desgarrar) to shatter, devastate: me destroza verte así, it breaks my heart to see you this way
    4 (los planes, la convivencia, etc) to ruin
    ' destrozar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    break
    - destroy
    - mangle
    - shatter
    - smash
    - smash up
    - tear apart
    - trash
    - vandalize
    - wreck
    - write off
    - get
    - murder
    - piece
    - pull
    - write
    * * *
    vt
    1. [físicamente] [romper] to smash;
    [estropear] to ruin;
    el terremoto destrozó la ciudad the earthquake destroyed the city;
    vas a destrozar o [m5] destrozarte los zapatos de tanto usarlos you'll ruin your shoes, wearing them so much
    2. [emocionalmente] [persona] to shatter, to devastate;
    [matrimonio, relación] to wreck; [pareja] to break up; [vida] to ruin; [corazón] to break;
    el divorcio la ha destrozado she was devastated by the divorce;
    ese ruido le destroza los nervios a cualquiera that noise is enough to drive anyone up the wall;
    destrozó a su oponente en el debate he destroyed his opponent in the debate
    * * *
    v/t
    1 destroy
    2 emocio- nalmente shatter, devastate
    * * *
    destrozar {21} vt
    1) : to smash, to shatter
    2) : to destroy, to wreck
    * * *
    1. (en general) to destroy / to wreck
    2. (hacer trozos) to smash
    destrozarle el corazón a alguien to break somebody's heart [pt. broke; pp. broken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > destrozar

  • 2 destruir

    v.
    to destroy.
    El temblor destruyó la pared The quake destroyed the wall.
    Sus trucos destruyeron a María His tricks destroyed Mary.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ HUIR], like link=huir huir
    1 to destroy
    2 figurado to destroy, ruin, wreck
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ objeto, edificio] to destroy
    2) (=estropear) [+ amistad, matrimonio, armonía] to wreck, destroy; [+ argumento, teoría] to demolish; [+ esperanza] to dash, shatter; [+ proyecto, plan] to wreck, ruin
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <documentos/pruebas> to destroy; < ciudad> to destroy; < medio ambiente> to damage
    b) ( echar por tierra) < reputación> to ruin; < plan> to wreck; < esperanzas> to dash, shatter

    le destruyó la vida — it/he wrecked o destroyed his/her life

    * * *
    = demolish, destroy, knock out, scupper, wipe out, trash, pull apart, sweep away, knock down, rack [wrack], wreak + destruction, destruct, shred, wreck, decimate, lay + waste to, wash out, run down, break down, blow up, rubbish, stomp + Nombre + out, smash.
    Ex. Having just demolished enumerative classification to some extent in the previous section, it is reasonable to ask how effective menu-based information retrieval systems might be.
    Ex. I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.
    Ex. Two years ago Hurricane Hugo nearly knocked out Charleston.
    Ex. This arrangement could definitely help solve the librarian's problems, unless unexpected events scupper it.
    Ex. Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex. At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being ' trashed' by the rush towards technology.
    Ex. If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
    Ex. Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
    Ex. Your note attempts to knock down an assertion not made.
    Ex. Both countries that have been wracked for the last ten years by violent civil wars.
    Ex. The author laments the demise of the paper card catalogue as a 'paroxysm of shortsightedness and antiintellectualism' on the part of over zealous librarians, wreaking destruction in a class with the burning of the library at Alexandria.
    Ex. That means that the abstractions of scientific knowledge reduce the reality and even destruct it.
    Ex. If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or ' shredded'.
    Ex. They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
    Ex. Insect pests decimate a significant proportion of the world's food supply and transmit a number of deadly human diseases.
    Ex. The mutilation of periodicals is laying waste to vital and expensive periodical collections in all kinds of library across the USA, and it seems to strike academic libraries with particular virulence.
    Ex. Some sections of road washed out by flood waters.
    Ex. It really is time we stopped kow-towing to every Tom, Dick and Harry who runs down our industry.
    Ex. It describes our experience in combatting mould which grew as a result of high humidity and temperatures when the air conditioning system broke down for several days after several days of rain.
    Ex. The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    Ex. Like I said, no wonder racism won't die, it takes BOTH sides to stomp it out, not just one!.
    Ex. The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
    ----
    * chocar destruyendo = smash into.
    * destruir completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
    * destruir la esperanza = shatter + Posesivo + hopes.
    * destruir un mito = explode + myth.
    * fuego + destruir = fire + destroy.
    * fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <documentos/pruebas> to destroy; < ciudad> to destroy; < medio ambiente> to damage
    b) ( echar por tierra) < reputación> to ruin; < plan> to wreck; < esperanzas> to dash, shatter

    le destruyó la vida — it/he wrecked o destroyed his/her life

    * * *
    = demolish, destroy, knock out, scupper, wipe out, trash, pull apart, sweep away, knock down, rack [wrack], wreak + destruction, destruct, shred, wreck, decimate, lay + waste to, wash out, run down, break down, blow up, rubbish, stomp + Nombre + out, smash.

    Ex: Having just demolished enumerative classification to some extent in the previous section, it is reasonable to ask how effective menu-based information retrieval systems might be.

    Ex: I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.
    Ex: Two years ago Hurricane Hugo nearly knocked out Charleston.
    Ex: This arrangement could definitely help solve the librarian's problems, unless unexpected events scupper it.
    Ex: Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex: At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being ' trashed' by the rush towards technology.
    Ex: If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
    Ex: Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
    Ex: Your note attempts to knock down an assertion not made.
    Ex: Both countries that have been wracked for the last ten years by violent civil wars.
    Ex: The author laments the demise of the paper card catalogue as a 'paroxysm of shortsightedness and antiintellectualism' on the part of over zealous librarians, wreaking destruction in a class with the burning of the library at Alexandria.
    Ex: That means that the abstractions of scientific knowledge reduce the reality and even destruct it.
    Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or ' shredded'.
    Ex: They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
    Ex: Insect pests decimate a significant proportion of the world's food supply and transmit a number of deadly human diseases.
    Ex: The mutilation of periodicals is laying waste to vital and expensive periodical collections in all kinds of library across the USA, and it seems to strike academic libraries with particular virulence.
    Ex: Some sections of road washed out by flood waters.
    Ex: It really is time we stopped kow-towing to every Tom, Dick and Harry who runs down our industry.
    Ex: It describes our experience in combatting mould which grew as a result of high humidity and temperatures when the air conditioning system broke down for several days after several days of rain.
    Ex: The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    Ex: Like I said, no wonder racism won't die, it takes BOTH sides to stomp it out, not just one!.
    Ex: The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
    * chocar destruyendo = smash into.
    * destruir completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
    * destruir la esperanza = shatter + Posesivo + hopes.
    * destruir un mito = explode + myth.
    * fuego + destruir = fire + destroy.
    * fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.

    * * *
    vt
    1 ‹documentos/pruebas› to destroy; ‹ciudad› to destroy
    productos que destruyen el medio ambiente products that damage the environment
    2 (echar por tierra) ‹reputación› to ruin; ‹plan› to ruin, wreck; ‹esperanzas› to dash, shatter
    los problemas económicos destruyeron su matrimonio financial problems wrecked o ruined their marriage
    la droga está destruyendo muchas vidas drugs are wrecking o ruining o destroying the lives of many people
    * * *

     

    destruir ( conjugate destruir) verbo transitivo
    a)documentos/pruebas to destroy;

    ciudad to destroy;
    medio ambiente to damage

    plan to wreck;
    esperanzas to dash, shatter
    destruir verbo transitivo to destroy
    ' destruir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acabar
    - barrer
    - dinamitar
    - minar
    - socavar
    - anular
    - consumir
    - liquidar
    English:
    destroy
    - flatten
    - gut
    - nuke
    - obliterate
    - shatter
    - zap
    - explode
    - ruin
    - shred
    * * *
    vt
    1. [destrozar] to destroy
    2. [desbaratar] [argumento] to demolish;
    [proyecto] to ruin, to wreck; [ilusión, esperanzas] to dash; [reputación] to ruin; [matrimonio, relación] to wreck; [pareja] to break up
    3. [hacienda, fortuna] to squander
    * * *
    v/t
    1 destroy
    2 ( estropear) ruin, wreck
    * * *
    destruir {41} vt
    : to destroy
    * * *
    destruir vb to destroy

    Spanish-English dictionary > destruir

  • 3 hablar pestes

    (v.) = trash, call + Nombre + all the names under the sun, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, cut + Nombre + up, tear + Nombre + down, rubbish
    Ex. Although many trashed her when she was still alive, her death granted her immortality.
    Ex. They screamed abuse at him and called him all the names under the sun while they kicked and beat him.
    Ex. He is applying for a court order to ban his ex-wife from saying nasty things about him to the media.
    Ex. People constanstly slagging her off for the way she looks is part of her weight problems at the moment.
    Ex. Last week he listed a bunch of really stupid things Harriet had written, totally cutting her up, and then ended saying she was a great lady.
    Ex. His reviews aren't about tearing the author down or praising them to the skies, but sparking the reader's curiosity.
    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    * * *
    (v.) = trash, call + Nombre + all the names under the sun, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, cut + Nombre + up, tear + Nombre + down, rubbish

    Ex: Although many trashed her when she was still alive, her death granted her immortality.

    Ex: They screamed abuse at him and called him all the names under the sun while they kicked and beat him.
    Ex: He is applying for a court order to ban his ex-wife from saying nasty things about him to the media.
    Ex: People constanstly slagging her off for the way she looks is part of her weight problems at the moment.
    Ex: Last week he listed a bunch of really stupid things Harriet had written, totally cutting her up, and then ended saying she was a great lady.
    Ex: His reviews aren't about tearing the author down or praising them to the skies, but sparking the reader's curiosity.
    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hablar pestes

  • 4 limpieza de la sangre

    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    * * *

    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.

    Spanish-English dictionary > limpieza de la sangre

  • 5 poner por los suelos

    (v.) = slate, slag + Nombre + off, mouth off, say + nasty things about, call + Nombre + all the names under the sun, trash, cut + Nombre + up, tear + Nombre + down, rubbish
    Ex. Horror fiction has been slated by book reviewers and a similar prejudice among librarians could explain its under-representation in library stocks.
    Ex. People constanstly slagging her off for the way she looks is part of her weight problems at the moment.
    Ex. She walked into the tavern and started mouthing off about my less than exemplary manliness.
    Ex. He is applying for a court order to ban his ex-wife from saying nasty things about him to the media.
    Ex. They screamed abuse at him and called him all the names under the sun while they kicked and beat him.
    Ex. Although many trashed her when she was still alive, her death granted her immortality.
    Ex. Last week he listed a bunch of really stupid things Harriet had written, totally cutting her up, and then ended saying she was a great lady.
    Ex. His reviews aren't about tearing the author down or praising them to the skies, but sparking the reader's curiosity.
    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    * * *
    (v.) = slate, slag + Nombre + off, mouth off, say + nasty things about, call + Nombre + all the names under the sun, trash, cut + Nombre + up, tear + Nombre + down, rubbish

    Ex: Horror fiction has been slated by book reviewers and a similar prejudice among librarians could explain its under-representation in library stocks.

    Ex: People constanstly slagging her off for the way she looks is part of her weight problems at the moment.
    Ex: She walked into the tavern and started mouthing off about my less than exemplary manliness.
    Ex: He is applying for a court order to ban his ex-wife from saying nasty things about him to the media.
    Ex: They screamed abuse at him and called him all the names under the sun while they kicked and beat him.
    Ex: Although many trashed her when she was still alive, her death granted her immortality.
    Ex: Last week he listed a bunch of really stupid things Harriet had written, totally cutting her up, and then ended saying she was a great lady.
    Ex: His reviews aren't about tearing the author down or praising them to the skies, but sparking the reader's curiosity.
    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poner por los suelos

  • 6 poner verde

    (v.) = mouth off, get + the rough edge of + Posesivo + tongue, trash, call + Nombre + all the names under the sun, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, cut + Nombre + up, tear + Nombre + down, slate, rubbish
    Ex. She walked into the tavern and started mouthing off about my less than exemplary manliness.
    Ex. So the unhappy lame man got up with a flea in his ear and went to the second Prince, but here, too, he got the rough edge of his tongue = Así pues, el cojo desafortunado se levantó con las orejas gachas y fue a ver al segundo príncipe, pero de nuevo salió escaldado.
    Ex. Although many trashed her when she was still alive, her death granted her immortality.
    Ex. They screamed abuse at him and called him all the names under the sun while they kicked and beat him.
    Ex. He is applying for a court order to ban his ex-wife from saying nasty things about him to the media.
    Ex. People constanstly slagging her off for the way she looks is part of her weight problems at the moment.
    Ex. Last week he listed a bunch of really stupid things Harriet had written, totally cutting her up, and then ended saying she was a great lady.
    Ex. His reviews aren't about tearing the author down or praising them to the skies, but sparking the reader's curiosity.
    Ex. Horror fiction has been slated by book reviewers and a similar prejudice among librarians could explain its under-representation in library stocks.
    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    * * *
    (v.) = mouth off, get + the rough edge of + Posesivo + tongue, trash, call + Nombre + all the names under the sun, say + nasty things about, slag + Nombre + off, cut + Nombre + up, tear + Nombre + down, slate, rubbish

    Ex: She walked into the tavern and started mouthing off about my less than exemplary manliness.

    Ex: So the unhappy lame man got up with a flea in his ear and went to the second Prince, but here, too, he got the rough edge of his tongue = Así pues, el cojo desafortunado se levantó con las orejas gachas y fue a ver al segundo príncipe, pero de nuevo salió escaldado.
    Ex: Although many trashed her when she was still alive, her death granted her immortality.
    Ex: They screamed abuse at him and called him all the names under the sun while they kicked and beat him.
    Ex: He is applying for a court order to ban his ex-wife from saying nasty things about him to the media.
    Ex: People constanstly slagging her off for the way she looks is part of her weight problems at the moment.
    Ex: Last week he listed a bunch of really stupid things Harriet had written, totally cutting her up, and then ended saying she was a great lady.
    Ex: His reviews aren't about tearing the author down or praising them to the skies, but sparking the reader's curiosity.
    Ex: Horror fiction has been slated by book reviewers and a similar prejudice among librarians could explain its under-representation in library stocks.
    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.

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  • 7 pureza racial

    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
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    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.

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