Translation of despintar in English:

despintar

to run, v.

intransitive verb

informal

  • 1

    (ropa) to run
    ¿éste despinta? will this one run in the wash?

transitive verb

Chile
informal

  • 1

    nada le despintará los diez años en la cárcel nothing will save him from ten years in jail

pronominal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(perder la pintura)

      la pared se está despintando the paint is flaking/peeling/coming off the wall
      • se me han despintado las uñas my nail polish has come off

    • 1.2Mexico (desteñir)

      to run
      ¿esta camisa se despintará al lavarla? will this shirt run in the wash?

  • 2

    • 2.1(borrarse)

      a mí no se me despinta una cara I never forget a face informal

    • 2.2Chile informal (quitar)

      no se me despinta del lado she never leaves my side
      • ese no se despinta la chaqueta he never takes his jacket off