Translation of despejar in English:


to clear, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(desocupar, desalojar)

      to clear
      despejen la sala clear the room
      • la policía despejó la plaza de manifestantes the police cleared the square of demonstrators / cleared the demonstrators from the square

    • 1.2

      (nariz) to unblock
      (nariz) to clear

  • 2

    • 2.1(espabilar)

      to wake … up

    • 2.2(desembotar)

      el paseo me despejó the walk cleared my head

    • 2.3

      (borracho) to sober … up

  • 3

    to find the value of
    la investigación no ha logrado despejar esta incógnita the investigation failed to clear up / to find an answer to this question
  • 4

    (balón) (en fútbol) to clear
    (en fútbol americano) to punt

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (en fútbol) to clear
    (en fútbol americano) to punt

impersonal verb


  • 1

    en cuanto despeje salimos as soon as it clears up we'll go out

pronominal verb

  • 1

    to wake (oneself) up
    voy a darme una ducha a ver si me despejo I'm going to have a shower to try and wake myself up
  • 2

    to clear one's head
  • 3

    (borracho) to sober up