Translation of desplazar in English:

desplazar

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1formal (mover, correr)

      el aluvión desplazó todo lo que encontró a su paso the flood washed away everything in its path / carried everything before it
      • chocó contra el vehículo estacionado, desplazándolo unos 20 metros it collided with the stationary vehicle, shunting / carrying / pushing it a distance of some 20 meters

    • 1.2Physics

      to displace

    • 1.3Nautical

      to displace

    • 1.4Computing

      to scroll
      desplaza el texto horizontalmente it scrolls the text horizontally

  • 2

    (suplantar, relegar)
    desplazar a algo/algn
    • el avión desplazó al tren para los viajes más largos the airplane took over from / displaced the train for longer journeys
    • los procesadores de textos han desplazado a las máquinas de escribir typewriters have been superseded by word processors
    • consiguió desplazar a Soriano, convirtiéndose en cabecilla del grupo he succeeded in taking Soriano's place as leader of the group
    • se sintió desplazado por su nuevo hermanito he felt pushed out / he felt as if he had been supplanted by his baby brother
    • fue desplazado de su cargo he was removed from his post / was replaced

pronominal verb

  • 1formal

    (trasladarse, moverse)
    (animal) to move around
    (animal) to move from one place to another
    (barco/avión) to travel
    (barco/avión) to go
    (persona) to travel
    (persona) to go
  • 2

    (voto) to swing
    (voto) to shift