zafar

v.
1 to adorn, to embellish.
2 to disembarrass.
3 to lighten a ship. (Nautical)
4 to escape, to avoid risk, to run away.
5 to avoid, to decline.
6 to excuse, to free oneself from trouble, to get clear off.
7 to slip off the border of a wheel: applied to the belt of machinery.
8 to untie, to let loose, to loosen, to unfasten.
9 to dislocate.
Se le zafó el brazo He dislocated his arm.
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1. VT
1) (=soltar) to untie
2) (=desembarazar) [+ barco] to lighten; [+ superficie] to clear, free
3) LAm (=excluir) to exclude
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (Chi, Méx) <brazo/dedo> to dislocate
b) (Col, Ven) <nudo> to untie; <tuerca> to unscrew; <persona/animal> to let ... loose
2.
zafarse v pron
a) (de compromiso)

zafarse de algo — to get o wriggle out of something

b) (soltarse) persona/animal to get loose, get away
c) lazo/nudo to come undone
d) (refl) (Chi, Méx) (dislocarse)

zafarse la muñeca — to dislocate one's wrist

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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (Chi, Méx) <brazo/dedo> to dislocate
b) (Col, Ven) <nudo> to untie; <tuerca> to unscrew; <persona/animal> to let ... loose
2.
zafarse v pron
a) (de compromiso)

zafarse de algo — to get o wriggle out of something

b) (soltarse) persona/animal to get loose, get away
c) lazo/nudo to come undone
d) (refl) (Chi, Méx) (dislocarse)

zafarse la muñeca — to dislocate one's wrist

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zafar [A1 ]
vt
1 (Col) ‹nudo› to untie; ‹tuerca› to unscrew; ‹persona/animal› to let … loose
2 (Chi, Méx, Ven) ‹brazo/dedo› to dislocate
3 (Chi) ‹embarcación› to refloat
■ zafar
vi
(Col fam): zafa, ya estoy harta de tus excusas give me a break, I'm tired of your excuses (colloq)
zafarse
v pron
1 (de un compromiso) zafarse DE algo to get o wriggle OUT OF sth
2 (soltarse) «persona/animal» to get loose, get away
3 «hilo/costura» to come undone o unstitched; «lazo/nudo» to come undone
la cortina se zafó del riel the curtain came off the rail
4 (refl)
(Chi, Méx, Ven) (dislocarse): me zafé la muñeca or se me zafó la muñeca I dislocated my wrist
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zafar (conjugate zafar) verbo transitivo
a) (Chi, Méx) ‹brazo/dedoto dislocate

b) (Col, Ven) ‹nudoto untie;

tuercato unscrew;
persona/animalto let … loose
zafarse verbo pronominal
a) (de compromiso) zafarse de algo to get o wriggle out of sth

b) (soltarse) [persona/animal] to get loose, get away

c) (refl) (Chi, Méx) (dislocarse):

zafarse la muñeca to dislocate one's wrist

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zafar
vi
RP Fam [salir bien parado] to come out on top;
zafamos de milagro we got away by the skin of our teeth
See also the pronominal verb zafarse
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zafar vt
: to loosen, to untie
See also the reflexive verb zafarse

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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