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indebted

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdetəd; ɪnˈdetɪd/

Translation of indebted in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (owing gratitude) to be indebted to sb (for sth) estar* en deuda con algn (por algo) I am indebted to you for all you have done estoy en deuda contigo por todo lo que has hecho, te estoy or te quedo muy agradecido por todo lo que has hecho he is greatly indebted to Renoir le debe mucho a Renoir
    Example sentences
    • The government and all citizens are indebted to them for their service.
    • What this means is that if someone was very good to him and did him some favours, he would be indebted to them for life.
    • The fire service were also on the scene swiftly and we are indebted to them for their actions.
    1.2 (owing money) endeudado, empeñado
    Example sentences
    • This does not cover countries like Nigeria, which is among the most indebted, but owes the money to private lenders.
    • Several farmers explained that as they become more indebted they have to turn to private traders and money lenders.
    • The indebted Bassanio needs to marry Portia for money as much as for love.

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