quebrar

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Galician[edit]

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From Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō (crack, creak).

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quebrar (first-person singular present quebro, first-person singular preterite quebrei, past participle quebrado)

  1. to break
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of quebrar
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of quebrar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese quebrar, Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō (crack, creak).

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quebrar (first-person singular present indicative quebro, past participle quebrado)

  1. to break (to end up or cause to end up in two or more pieces that cannot easily be reassembled)
  2. to fracture a bone
  3. to break down (to stop, or to cause to stop, functioning properly or altogether)
  4. to break (to do that which is forbidden by a rule, promise, etc.)
  5. to break (to ruin or be ruined financially)
  6. (of a wave) to break (collapse into surf)
  7. (figuratively) to beat up (to give a severe beating to)
  8. to break (to set a new record)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō (crack, creak).

Verb[edit]

quebrar (first-person singular present quiebro, first-person singular preterite quebré, past participle quebrado)

  1. (transitive) to break
  2. (transitive) to bend, flex or twist
  3. (intransitive) to go broke; to become bankrupt
  4. (intransitive) to break up

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  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.

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