alejarse


alejarse
alejarse
verbo pronominal
1 to go/move away
se alejaron lentamente they went away slowly
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to go away, move away
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VPR
1) (=irse lejos) to go away, move away (de from)

alejémonos un poco más — let's get o go o move a bit further away

un coche rojo se alejaba del lugar — a red car was leaving the scene

vieron alejarse corriendo a dos jóvenes — they saw two youths running away

se alejó lentamente — he walked off slowly

no conviene alejarse de la orilla — it's better not to go too far from the shore

alejarse del buen camino — (lit) to lose one's way; (fig) to go o stray off the straight and narrow

2) (=separarse)

alejarse de algo, la carretera se aleja de la costa — the road veers away from the coast

en esta obra se aleja de los problemas sociales — in this work she moves away from social problems

cada vez se alejan más del descenso — they are moving further away from relegation

después de su divorcio se alejó de la vida social — after her divorce she withdrew from social life

poco a poco se fueron alejando de sus amigos — they gradually drifted apart from their friends

alejarse del tema — to get off the subject

3) (=desaparecer) [peligro] to recede; [ruido] to grow fainter

la amenaza de una guerra se fue alejando poco a poco — the threat of war gradually receded

se aleja la posibilidad de un nuevo recorte de los tipos de interés — the possibility of a new cut in interest rates is becoming increasingly unlikely

4) (=diferir)

su comportamiento se aleja de lo normal — his behaviour is far from being normal

lo que te he contado no se aleja de la verdad — what I have told you is not far from the truth

la centralización del poder se aleja del espíritu de las sociedades cooperativas — the centralization of power is alien to the spirit of cooperative societies

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(v.) = march off, walk away, retreat, stray (from/outside), distance, get away
Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
Ex. Preston Huish smiled approvingly, expressed his thanks, and walked away with suave confidence.
Ex. Persons who appear nervous or out of place should be approached by the librarian since they may appreciate his help, or upon the indications that they have been noticed, they may retreat (to the street, one hopes, and not merely out of view).
Ex. Public libraries have had difficulty in establishing such a role without straying too far outside their own area of competence.
Ex. They were to a much greater extent distanced from popula reading by the increasing gap between high and low culture.
Ex. Guards in the lead car of the convoy threw their doors open and ran for cover, screaming, 'Get away, get away'.
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(v.) = march off, walk away, retreat, stray (from/outside), distance, get away

Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.

Ex: Preston Huish smiled approvingly, expressed his thanks, and walked away with suave confidence.
Ex: Persons who appear nervous or out of place should be approached by the librarian since they may appreciate his help, or upon the indications that they have been noticed, they may retreat (to the street, one hopes, and not merely out of view).
Ex: Public libraries have had difficulty in establishing such a role without straying too far outside their own area of competence.
Ex: They were to a much greater extent distanced from popula reading by the increasing gap between high and low culture.
Ex: Guards in the lead car of the convoy threw their doors open and ran for cover, screaming, 'Get away, get away'.

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■alejarse verbo reflexivo
1 to go away, move away: no te alejes de él, keep close to him
2 (distanciarse) se ha alejado mucho de su pareja, he and his partner have grown apart
se ha alejado de sus convicciones iniciales, he has moved away from his early ideals
'alejarse' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
apartarse
- despegarse
- irse
- mundanal
- tierra
- alejar
- apartar
- separar
English:
drive off
- edge
- gallop off
- get off
- move away
- recede
- stay away
- walk away
- wander
- away
- get
- hurry
- speed
- stray
- walk
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vpr
1. [ponerse más lejos] to go away (de from); [retirarse] to leave;
saldremos cuando las nubes se hayan alejado we'll go out once the clouds have cleared up o gone;
no te alejes don't wander off, don't go too far;
se alejaron demasiado del refugio they strayed too far from the shelter;
¡aléjate de mí! go away!;
aléjate de la bebida stay away from the drink
2. [distanciarse] to grow apart;
se fue alejando de sus amigos he grew apart from his friends
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alejarse
v/r move away (de from); de situación, ámbito get away (de from);
¡no te alejes mucho! don’t go too far away!
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vr
1) : to move away, to stray
2) : to drift apart
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alejarse vb (apartarse) to move away / to go away
no os alejéis demasiado don't go too far away

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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