descolgar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From des- +‎ colgar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deskolˈɡaɾ/, [d̪eskolˈɣaɾ]

Verb[edit]

descolgar (first-person singular present descuelgo, first-person singular preterite descolgué, past participle descolgado)

  1. (transitive) to unhang, let down, lower, take down
  2. (transitive) to pick up (a telephone receiver)
  3. (reflexive, sports) to fall behind (in a race)
  4. (reflexive, colloquial) to show up, do or say something out of the blue

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: o becomes a ue in stressed syllables; g becomes a gu before e.