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weaken / debilitar
weaken   [ˈwi:kən]
A. -transitive verb
[+person, heart, structure, economy]   debilitar
[+power, influence, resolve]   menguar,   debilitar
[+case, argument]   quitar fuerza a
[+solution, mixture]   diluir
·he weakened his grip on her arm
·dejó de apretarle el brazo con tanta fuerza
·he doesn't want to do anything that might weaken his grip on power
·no quiere hacer nada que pueda menguar el control que tiene sobre el paínoun
B. -intransitive verb
1. (=grow weaker)
[person, muscle, structure, economy]   debilitarse
[power, influence, resolve]   menguarse,   debilitarse
·the pound weakened against the dollar today
·hoy la libra ha bajado frente al dólar
2. (=give way)   flaquear
·we must not weaken now
·no debemos flaquear, ahora menos que nunca
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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