quebrar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese quebrar, itself, through metathesis, from Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō (crack, creak). Doublet of crebar.

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

  1. to break
    Synonym: crebar
  2. first/third-person singular future subjunctive of quebrar
  3. first/third-person singular personal infinitive of quebrar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese quebrar, itself, through metathesis, from Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō (crack, creak), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-.

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Verb[edit]

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)
    Synonyms: arrebentar, despedaçar, estraçalhar, partir, romper
  2. to fracture a bone
    Synonym: fraturar
  3. to break down (to stop, or to cause to stop, functioning properly or altogether)
    Synonyms: danificar-se, estragar
    Antonyms: arrumar, consertar
  4. to break (to do that which is forbidden by a rule, promise, etc.)
  5. to break (to ruin or be ruined financially)
    Synonym: falir
  6. (of a wave) to break (collapse into surf)
  7. (figuratively) to beat up (to give a severe beating to)
    Synonyms: arrebentar, estraçalhar, moer
  8. to break (to set a new record)

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For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:quebrar.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Through metathesis, from Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō (crack, creak), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-. Compare English crevasse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /keˈbɾaɾ/, [keˈβɾaɾ]

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
  5. (intransitive, slang, Mexico) to kill

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  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.

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