Translation of desbordar in English:

desbordar

transitive verb

  • 1

    (salirse de)
    el río desbordó su cauce the river flooded / overflowed
    • la fruta está desbordando el cesto the basket is brimming over with / overflowing with fruit
    • la ropa casi desborda la maleta the suitcase is bursting with clothes
  • 2

    (límites) to exceed
    (límites) to go beyond
    las pérdidas han desbordado todas las previsiones losses have exceeded all forecasts
    • desborda mi capacidad de comprensión it's quite beyond me
  • 3

    Politics Military
    to break through
    desbordaron las líneas enemigas they broke through / breached the enemy lines
    • los manifestantes desbordaron los controles policiales the demonstrators broke / burst through the police barriers
  • 4

    (persona) to overwhelm
    se vio desbordado por los acontecimientos he was overwhelmed by events
    • estoy desbordada de trabajo I'm overloaded with work
    • esta casa me desborda this house is too much for me to manage
  • 5

    (entusiasmo/alegría)
    su cara desbordaba alegría her face shone with joy
    • desbordaba entusiasmo she exuded / she was brimming with enthusiasm

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (canal/río) to flood
    (río/canal) to overflow
    (canal/río) to burst its banks
    (canal/río) to overflow its banks
  • 2

    (cubo/vaso) to overflow
    el agua se desbordó de la bañera the bath overflowed
    • el vino se desbordó de la copa the wine spilled over the edge of the glass
  • 3

    (multitud) to get out of hand
    (multitud) to get out of control
    se desbordaron los ánimos tempers flared / boiled over