descubrir


descubrir
v.
1 to discover.
Elsa descubrió el escondite Elsa discovered the hiding place.
2 to unveil (destapar) (estatua, placa).
la entrevista nos descubrió otra faceta de su personalidad the interview revealed another aspect of his character
descubrir el pastel (figurative) to let the cat out of the bag, to give the game away
3 to discover, to find out (enterarse de).
descubrió que su mujer lo engañaba he discovered o found out that his wife was cheating on him
4 to give away.
5 to uncover, to bare, to find out.
Elsa descubre sus brazos Elsa uncovers her arms.
6 to disclose, to bare, to expose, to reveal.
Teo descubrió su secreto Teo disclosed his secret.
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descubrir
(pp descubierto,-a)
verbo transitivo
1 (gen) to discover; (petróleo, oro, minas) to find; (conspiración) to uncover; (crimen) to bring to light
Colón descubrió América Columbus discovered America
2 (revelar) to reveal
3 (averiguar) to find out, discover
descubrimos sus intenciones we found out his intentions
4 (delatar) to give away
5 (divisar) to make out, see
6 (destapar) to uncover
el ministro descubrió la estatua the minister unveiled the statue
verbo pronominal descubrirse
1 (la cabeza) to take off one's hat
2 figurado (abrirse) to open one's heart (a/con, to)
3 (en boxeo) to lower one's guard
* * *
verb
1) to discover, find out
2) uncover
3) unveil
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( pp descubierto)
1. VT
1) (=encontrar) [+ tesoro, tratamiento, persona oculta] to discover, find; [+ país, deportista] to discover

al revisar las cuentas ha descubierto numerosas irregularidades — when he went over the accounts he discovered o found numerous irregularities

descubra Bruselas, corazón de Europa — discover Brussels, the heart of Europe

he descubierto una tienda de ropa fantástica — I've discovered a fantastic clothes shop

se dedica a descubrir nuevos talentos — her job is to discover new talent

los análisis han descubierto la presencia de un virus — the tests have revealed o shown up the presence of a virus

2) (=averiguar) [+ verdad] to find out, discover

he descubierto la causa de su malhumor — I've found out o discovered why he's in such a bad mood

descubrió que era alérgica a las gambas — she found out o discovered she was allergic to prawns

3) (=sacar a la luz) [+ conspiración, estafa] to uncover; [+ secreto, intenciones] to reveal

una red de narcotraficantes descubierta en Colombia — a drug-trafficking ring uncovered in Colombia

nunca nos descubrirá sus secretos — he will never tell us his secrets, he will never reveal his secrets to us

ha descubierto su verdadera identidad — he has revealed his true identity

4) (=delatar) to give away

fue la criada quien los descubrió a la policía — it was the maid who gave them away to the police

lo descubrió su voz — his voice gave him away

5) (=destapar) [+ estatua, placa] to unveil; [+ cacerola] to take the lid off; [+ naipes] to turn over, lay up; [+ cara] to uncover

descubrió la cara y su contrincante le asestó un derechazo en la mandíbula — he uncovered his face and his opponent landed a right on his jaw

le descubrió el tobillo para ver la cicatriz — she uncovered his ankle to look at the scar

6) (=divisar) to make out

apenas se podía descubrir al avión entre las nubes — you could just make out the plane among the clouds

7) liter (=transparentar) to reveal

la seda le descubría el escote — the silk revealed o exposed her cleavage

2.
See:
* * *
1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <tierras/sustancia/fenómeno> to discover; <oro/ruinas/cadáver> to discover, find; <virus> to identify
b) <artista/atleta> to discover
2)
a) (enterarse de, averiguar) <razón/solución> to discover, find out; <complot/engaño> to uncover; <fraude> to detect

aún no se han descubierto las causas del accidente — the causes of the accident have not yet been established

b) <persona escondida> to find, track down
c) <culpable> find ... out

no dijo nada — he said nothing

por miedo a que lo descubrieran — for fear of being found out

d) (delatar) to give ... away
3)
a) <estatua/placa> to unveil
b) (liter) (dejar ver) <cuerpo/forma> to reveal
c) (revelar) <planes/intenciones> to reveal
2.
descubrirse v pron
1) (refl) (quitarse el sombrero) to take one's hat off; <rostro> to uncover

me descubro! — I take my hat off to you/him/them

2) (delatarse) to give oneself away
* * *
= dig up, discover, find out, unlock, spy, uncover, unearth, find, come to + light, unveil, ferret out, unfurl, lay + bare, tease apart, bare, suss (out).
Ex. The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.
Ex. This, in turn, depends upon users and user interests, and it may be necessary to conduct a survey to discover or update the profile of user interests.
Ex. For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
Ex. NTIS is a key partner in unlocking the world's technology.
Ex. She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
Ex. It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
Ex. Librarians also provide some assistance with that most familiar and awkward-to-handle enquiry from library users concerning the possible value of Grandpa's old Bible or other old book unearthed in the attic during a clear-out.
Ex. His trial came up in July 1892 and by then the city accountant had found that over $9,000 had been misappropriated.
Ex. A further disquieting feature which came to light was the number of people who did not approach staff for help.
Ex. Here is an institution which knows, neither rank nor wealth within its walls, which stops the ignorant peer or the ignorant monarch at its threshold, and declines to unveil to him its treasures, or to waste time upon him, and yet welcomes the workman according to his knowledge or thirst for knowledge.
Ex. As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
Ex. This volume is in fact three books shuffled together under one luscious cover, unfurling as a fantasia on technique that explores, among other things, Mau's riffs on modernism.
Ex. The aim of this article is to lay bare the causes of this state of affairs.
Ex. The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
Ex. The judge ruled that a magazine that published a photograph of a woman baring her breasts at a pig roast did not intrude on her privacy.
Ex. He was incredulous when he sussed that the noises came from bona-fide gibbons.
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* descubrir Algo = make + a discovery.
* descubrir el pastel = blow + the gaff, spill + the beans, let + the cat out of the bag.
* descubrir una mina de oro = strike + gold, hit + the jackpot.
* descubrir un secreto = spill + the beans, blow + the gaff, let + the cat out of the bag.
* posibilidad de descubrir = discoverability.
* sin descubrir = undiscovered.
* volver a descubrir = rediscover.
* * *
1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) <tierras/sustancia/fenómeno> to discover; <oro/ruinas/cadáver> to discover, find; <virus> to identify
b) <artista/atleta> to discover
2)
a) (enterarse de, averiguar) <razón/solución> to discover, find out; <complot/engaño> to uncover; <fraude> to detect

aún no se han descubierto las causas del accidente — the causes of the accident have not yet been established

b) <persona escondida> to find, track down
c) <culpable> find ... out

no dijo nada — he said nothing

por miedo a que lo descubrieran — for fear of being found out

d) (delatar) to give ... away
3)
a) <estatua/placa> to unveil
b) (liter) (dejar ver) <cuerpo/forma> to reveal
c) (revelar) <planes/intenciones> to reveal
2.
descubrirse v pron
1) (refl) (quitarse el sombrero) to take one's hat off; <rostro> to uncover

me descubro! — I take my hat off to you/him/them

2) (delatarse) to give oneself away
* * *
= dig up, discover, find out, unlock, spy, uncover, unearth, find, come to + light, unveil, ferret out, unfurl, lay + bare, tease apart, bare, suss (out).

Ex: The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.

Ex: This, in turn, depends upon users and user interests, and it may be necessary to conduct a survey to discover or update the profile of user interests.
Ex: For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document.
Ex: NTIS is a key partner in unlocking the world's technology.
Ex: She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
Ex: It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage.
Ex: Librarians also provide some assistance with that most familiar and awkward-to-handle enquiry from library users concerning the possible value of Grandpa's old Bible or other old book unearthed in the attic during a clear-out.
Ex: His trial came up in July 1892 and by then the city accountant had found that over $9,000 had been misappropriated.
Ex: A further disquieting feature which came to light was the number of people who did not approach staff for help.
Ex: Here is an institution which knows, neither rank nor wealth within its walls, which stops the ignorant peer or the ignorant monarch at its threshold, and declines to unveil to him its treasures, or to waste time upon him, and yet welcomes the workman according to his knowledge or thirst for knowledge.
Ex: As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated.
Ex: This volume is in fact three books shuffled together under one luscious cover, unfurling as a fantasia on technique that explores, among other things, Mau's riffs on modernism.
Ex: The aim of this article is to lay bare the causes of this state of affairs.
Ex: The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
Ex: The judge ruled that a magazine that published a photograph of a woman baring her breasts at a pig roast did not intrude on her privacy.
Ex: He was incredulous when he sussed that the noises came from bona-fide gibbons.
* descubrir Algo = make + a discovery.
* descubrir el pastel = blow + the gaff, spill + the beans, let + the cat out of the bag.
* descubrir una mina de oro = strike + gold, hit + the jackpot.
* descubrir un secreto = spill + the beans, blow + the gaff, let + the cat out of the bag.
* posibilidad de descubrir = discoverability.
* sin descubrir = undiscovered.
* volver a descubrir = rediscover.

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descubrir [I33 ]
vt
A
1 ‹tierras/sustancia/fenómeno› to discover; ‹oro/ruinas/cadáver› to discover, find
en los análisis han descubierto unos anticuerpos extraños the tests have revealed o (BrE) shown up the presence of unusual antibodies
todavía no se ha descubierto el virus causante de la enfermedad the virus responsible for causing the disease has not yet been identified
durante mi investigación descubrí este expediente in the course of my research I discovered o unearthed this dossier
he descubierto un restaurante fabuloso cerca de aquí I've discovered a wonderful restaurant nearby
2 ‹artista/atleta› to discover
B
1 (enterarse de, averiguar) to discover, find out
descubrió que lo habían engañado he discovered o found out that he had been tricked
aún no se han descubierto las causas del accidente the causes of the accident have not yet been established
el complot fue descubierto a tiempo the plot was uncovered in time
descubrieron el fraude cuando ya era demasiado tarde the fraud was detected when it was already too late
en momentos como éstos descubres quiénes son los verdaderos amigos it's at times like these that you find out who your real friends are
2 ‹persona escondida› to find, track down
3 ‹culpable› find … out
no dijo nada por miedo a que lo descubrieran he said nothing for fear that he might be found out
4 (delatar) to give … away
la carta los descubrió the letter gave them away
estamos preparando una fiesta para Pilar, no nos descubras we're arranging a party for Pilar, so don't give the game away
C
1 ‹estatua/placa› to unveil
2 (liter) (dejar ver) ‹cuerpo/forma› to reveal
3 (revelar) ‹planes/intenciones› to reveal
descubrirse
v pron
A (refl) (quitarse el sombrero) to take one's hat off; ‹rostro› to uncover
se descubrió el brazo para enseñar las cicatrices he pulled up his sleeve to show the scars
¡me descubro! I take my hat off to you/him/them
B (delatarse) to give oneself away
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descubrir (conjugate descubrir) verbo transitivo
1tierras/oro/artistato discover
2
a) (enterarse de, averiguar) ‹razón/soluciónto discover, find out;

complot/engañoto uncover;
fraudeto detect
b)persona escondidato find, track down

c)culpablefind … out

d) (delatar) to give … away

3
a)estatua/placato unveil

b) (revelar) ‹planes/intencionesto reveal

descubrir verbo transitivo
1 (algo oculto o ignorado) to discover
(un plan secreto) to uncover
(oro, petróleo, etc) to find
2 (algo tapado) to uncover, (una placa conmemorativa) to unveil
3 (enterarse) to find out: descubrió que no era hija de su padre, she found out that she wasn't her father's daughter
4 (revelar, manifestar) to give away
'descubrir' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
adivinar
- delatar
- desvelar
- encontrarse
- hallar
- instigación
- sacar
- coger
- destapar
- encontrar
English:
bare
- bean
- call
- detect
- dig out
- discover
- expose
- find
- find out
- search out
- see
- show up
- smell out
- strike
- uncover
- unveil
- cat
- divine
- ferret
- rediscover
- spot
- spy
- trace
- unearth
* * *
descubrir
vt
1. [hallar] to discover;
[petróleo] to strike, to find; [oro, plutonio] to find; [nuevas tierras, artista, novedad científica] to discover;
no han descubierto la causa de su enfermedad they haven't discovered the cause of his illness;
callejeando descubrimos un bar irlandés we came across an Irish bar as we wandered about the streets;
la policía descubrió al secuestrador the police found the kidnapper;
Comp
Fam Hum
¡has descubierto América! you've reinvented the wheel
2. [destapar] [estatua, placa] to unveil;
[complot, parte del cuerpo] to uncover; [cualidades, defectos] to reveal;
los periodistas descubrieron un caso de estafa the reporters uncovered a case of fraud;
la entrevista nos descubrió otra faceta de su personalidad the interview revealed another aspect of his character;
Comp
descubrir el pastel to let the cat out of the bag, to give the game away
3. [enterarse de] to discover, to find out;
¿qué has conseguido descubrir? what have you managed to find out?;
descubrió que su mujer lo engañaba he discovered o found out that his wife was cheating on him
4. [vislumbrar] to spot, to spy
5. [delatar] to give away;
una indiscreción la descubrió an indiscreet remark gave her away
See also the pronominal verb descubrirse
* * *
descubrir
<part descubierto> v/t
1 territorio, cura etc discover
2 (averiguar) discover, find out
3 poner de manifiesto uncover, reveal; estatua unveil
* * *
descubrir {2} vt
1) hallar: to discover, to find out
2) revelar: to uncover, to reveal
See also the reflexive verb descubrirse
* * *
descubrir vb
1. (encontrar, hallar) to discover
Colón descubrió América Columbus discovered America
2. (averiguar, enterarse) to find out [pt. & pp. found]
acabo de descubrir que tú y yo nacimos el mismo día I've just found out that you and I were born on the same day

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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