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descomponer / to break down
 
descomponer  
descompuesto   past participle
A. -transitive verb
1. (=dividir)
[+palabra, frase]   to break down,   break up
[+sustancia, molécula, nounúmero]   to break down
[+luz]   to break up,   split up
·tienes que descomponer el informe en partes
·you have to break down the report into separate parts
2. (=pudrir)
[+alimento]   to rot
[+cadáver, cuerpo]   to decompose
3. *
(=alterar)
·la mala noticia lo descompuso
·the bad news really shook him
·me descompone tanto desorden
all this mess really gets to me * o irritates me
·las especias me descomponen el vientre
spicy food gives me diarrhoea o United States diarrhea
4. *
(=romper)   to break
5. formal usage
[+peinado]   to disturb,   disarrange
[+planes]   to upset,   disrupt
B.   -pronominal verb
1. (=pudrirse)   to decompose,   rot
2. *
(=alterarse)
·me descompongo con tanto ruido
all this noise gets to me * o irritates me
·se le descompuso el cuerpo del frío
·the cold made her feel unwell
·se me descompuso el vientre
I had an attack of diarrhoea o United States diarrhea
·se le descompuso la cara cuando se lo dije
·her face fell when I told her
3. (Cono Sur)
(=vomitar)   to be sick
(=llorar)   to break down
4. (especially Mexicoéx)
(=romperse)   to break down
5. ·descomponerse el brazo
(Andes)   to put one'noun arm out of joint
 
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