- (usually predicative) to be besotted
withsomebody/somethinghe's totally besotted with hershe's besotted with the idea of becoming an actressestá perdidamente enamorado de ellaestá loco por ellaestá obsesionada con la idea de ser actrizExample sentences
- Ever since her childhood in York - she was an only child - she has been besotted with the uses of enchantment in fairy stories.
- Some of these servants of football are so besotted with the game that they devote more time to attending dull local committees.
- I am sure all three of you were besotted with quiz programmes and the ambition to be successful on a major television show.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.