Translation of desbaratar in English:

desbaratar

to spoil, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (planes) to spoil
    (planes) to ruin
    (planes) to mess up informal
    (sistema) to disrupt
    los temporales han desbaratado la red de comunicaciones the storms have disrupted the communications network
    • los cambios desbarataron totalmente la organización de la oficina the changes completely disrupted the organization of the office
    • el defensa desbarató la jugada the defender broke up the move
  • 2Mexico

    (papeles) to jumble (up)
    (papeles) to muddle (up)
    (papeles) to mess up
    (mecanismo) to ruin
    (mecanismo) to destroy

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (plan) to be ruined
    (plan) to be spoiled
    (sistema) to be disrupted
    (sistema) to break down
    se desbarató todo con la lluvia the rain spoiled everything / ruined all our plans
  • 2Mexico

    (papeles) to get jumbled up
    (papeles) to get muddled (up)
    (papeles) to get messed up
    (mecanismo) to get broken
    (mecanismo) to break