Translation: from spanish

to deteriorate

  • 1 deteriorarse

    1 (estropearse) to get damaged; (gastarse) to wear out
    2 figurado to deteriorate, go downhill
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    VPR
    1) (=estropearse) to get damaged
    2) (=empeorarse)
    3) (Mec) to wear, get worn
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    (v.) = decay, deteriorate, creak, go + downhill, fall into + disrepair, grow + worse, fall + apart, dilapidate, go to + seed, degenerate (into)
    Ex. A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.
    Ex. But the relationship between the source of most of the shared cataloging data, the Library of Congress, and nonresearch libraries shows signs of deteriorating rather than improving.
    Ex. Such recommendations can be viewed as attempts to shortcircuit a system which has creaked more noticeably with the passage of time.
    Ex. The late James Bennet Childs, one-time head of Descriptive Cataloging at LC and long-time documents specialist, has often pointed out how the quality of documents cataloging went downhill after the special cataloging unit was abolished.
    Ex. His bodily frame, verging on obesity, appeared to have fallen into disrepair, as though he had ceased to be interested in it.
    Ex. As we all know, the situation has only grown worse since then.
    Ex. Most of the packaging for cassettes provided by commercial vendors that are known nationwide is lousy, falls apart, looks bad, and so on.
    Ex. The mission was in the process of building a new wing onto the convent, so the old house was allowed to dilapidate.
    Ex. She berated him for having ' gone to seed' and lambasted him for not living up to his ideals.
    Ex. The assistant's position frequently degenerates into a 'catch-all' position, with the assistant ending up with a number of miscellaneous odd-jobs (sometimes 'keep-busy' type jobs, well below his or her capabilities).
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    (v.) = decay, deteriorate, creak, go + downhill, fall into + disrepair, grow + worse, fall + apart, dilapidate, go to + seed, degenerate (into)

    Ex: A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.

    Ex: But the relationship between the source of most of the shared cataloging data, the Library of Congress, and nonresearch libraries shows signs of deteriorating rather than improving.
    Ex: Such recommendations can be viewed as attempts to shortcircuit a system which has creaked more noticeably with the passage of time.
    Ex: The late James Bennet Childs, one-time head of Descriptive Cataloging at LC and long-time documents specialist, has often pointed out how the quality of documents cataloging went downhill after the special cataloging unit was abolished.
    Ex: His bodily frame, verging on obesity, appeared to have fallen into disrepair, as though he had ceased to be interested in it.
    Ex: As we all know, the situation has only grown worse since then.
    Ex: Most of the packaging for cassettes provided by commercial vendors that are known nationwide is lousy, falls apart, looks bad, and so on.
    Ex: The mission was in the process of building a new wing onto the convent, so the old house was allowed to dilapidate.
    Ex: She berated him for having ' gone to seed' and lambasted him for not living up to his ideals.
    Ex: The assistant's position frequently degenerates into a 'catch-all' position, with the assistant ending up with a number of miscellaneous odd-jobs (sometimes 'keep-busy' type jobs, well below his or her capabilities).

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    ■deteriorarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (echarse a perder, ajarse) to get damaged
    2 (desgastarse, dejar de funcionar bien) wear out
    3 (ir a peor) to deteriorate, get worse
    ' deteriorarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    deteriorar
    - estropear
    English:
    decay
    - decline
    - deteriorate
    - perish
    - degenerate
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    vpr
    1. [estropearse] to deteriorate;
    para que no se deteriore la pintura to prevent the paint from deteriorating
    2. [empeorar] to deteriorate, to get worse;
    la situación se fue deteriorando the situation gradually deteriorated o got gradually worse
    * * *
    v/r deteriorate
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to get damaged, to wear out
    2) : to deteriorate, to worsen
    * * *
    deteriorarse vb to deteriorate

    Spanish-English dictionary > deteriorarse

  • 2 desmedrar

    v.
    1 to decrease, to decay.
    2 to deteriorate, to fall off, to decline, to go down.
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    1 (deteriorar) to deteriorate
    1 (decaer) to decline, deteriorate, go down
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    1. VT
    1) (=perjudicar) to impair
    2) (=estropear) to spoil, ruin, affect badly
    3) (=reducir) to reduce
    2.
    VI
    See:
    * * *
    desmedrar [A1 ]
    vi
    1 «persona» to waste away
    (se) estaba desmedrando she was wasting away, her condition was declining o deteriorating
    2 «prestigio/atractivo» to decline
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    vt
    [deteriorar] to impair, to damage
    vi
    [decaer] to decline, to deteriorate

    Spanish-English dictionary > desmedrar

  • 3 debilitarse

    1 to weaken, get weak, become weak
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    VPR
    1) [persona] to grow weaker, weaken
    2) [voz, luz] to grow o become fainter
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    (v.) = become + brittle, languish
    Ex. The quality of the paper is often poor and it yellows and becomes brittle with age.
    Ex. Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.
    * * *
    (v.) = become + brittle, languish

    Ex: The quality of the paper is often poor and it yellows and becomes brittle with age.

    Ex: Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.

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    ■debilitarse verbo reflexivo to weaken, grow weak
    ' debilitarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    resentirse
    - debilitar
    - flojear
    English:
    dim
    - weaken
    - fade
    - weak
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    vpr
    1. [enfermo, organismo] to grow weaker;
    [salud] to deteriorate
    2. [voluntad, moral] to grow weaker, to weaken
    3. [gobierno, moneda, economía] to become o grow weak
    4. [voz, sonido] to grow fainter;
    [luz] to grow dimmer o fainter
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    v/r weaken, become weaker; de salud deteriorate
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    vr

    Spanish-English dictionary > debilitarse

  • 4 repercusiones

    f.pl.
    consequences, after-effect, aftereffect, consequence.
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    Ex. These emotions will have a knock-on effect on the child and may, in the case of the faddy eater, cause the situation to deteriorate.
    * * *

    Ex: These emotions will have a knock-on effect on the child and may, in the case of the faddy eater, cause the situation to deteriorate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > repercusiones

  • 5 seguidor de la última moda

    (adj.) = faddish, faddy [faddier -comp., faddies -sup.]
    Ex. Whilst, presumably, a set of standards for the conduct of reference work, the document is in fact a hodgepodge shaped by faddish misconceptions.
    Ex. These emotions will have a knock-on effect on the child and may, in the case of the faddy eater, cause the situation to deteriorate.
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    (adj.) = faddish, faddy [faddier -comp., faddies -sup.]

    Ex: Whilst, presumably, a set of standards for the conduct of reference work, the document is in fact a hodgepodge shaped by faddish misconceptions.

    Ex: These emotions will have a knock-on effect on the child and may, in the case of the faddy eater, cause the situation to deteriorate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > seguidor de la última moda

  • 6 agravarse

    pron.v.
    to worsen, get worse.
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    1 to get worse, worsen
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    VPR (=empeorarse) to worsen, get worse
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    (v.) = see + at their worst, flare up
    Ex. The problems of retrospective bibliography, as indeed of national library development, are usually seen at their worst in former colonial territories which have evolved late into nationhood.
    Ex. There will always be conflicts that flare up suddenly and call for a rapid response.
    * * *
    (v.) = see + at their worst, flare up

    Ex: The problems of retrospective bibliography, as indeed of national library development, are usually seen at their worst in former colonial territories which have evolved late into nationhood.

    Ex: There will always be conflicts that flare up suddenly and call for a rapid response.

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    ■agravarse verbo reflexivo to worsen, get worse
    ' agravarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agravar
    English:
    snowball
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    vpr
    to get worse, to worsen
    * * *
    v/r get worse, deteriorate
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    vr

    Spanish-English dictionary > agravarse

  • 7 desvirtuarse

    VPR (=estropearse) to go off
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    v/r deteriorate

    Spanish-English dictionary > desvirtuarse

  • 8 erosionarse

    VPR to erode, be eroded
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    vpr
    1. [piedra, superficie, suelo] to erode
    2. [prestigio, derechos, relación] to be eroded;
    [persona, institución] to be weakened
    * * *
    v/r
    1 GEOL erode, be eroded
    2 fig: de confianza, apoyo crumble; de relación deteriorate

    Spanish-English dictionary > erosionarse

  • 9 degenerar

    • bastardise
    • bastardize
    • corrupt
    • degenerate
    • deteriorate

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > degenerar

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