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apuro

Translation of apuro in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 (vergüenza) ¡qué apuro!
    how embarrassing!
    ¡qué apuro me hiciste pasar!
    you really embarrassed me
    me daba apuro pedirle más dinero
    I was too embarrassed to ask him for more money
  • 2 (aprieto, dificultad) se vio en apuros
    he found himself in a predicament o a difficult situation o a tight spot
    está en un gran apuro
    she's in an awful situation o a terrible predicament
    me sacó del apuro prestándome el dinero
    he got me out of it o off the hook by lending me the money
    no lo tires que pueda servir para sacar del apuro
    don't throw it away it might come in handy o (British English) useful
    me puso en un apuro cuando me lo preguntó
    she put me in a real predicament o in an awkward position by asking me
    pasaron muchos apuros para salvar el negocio
    they had an uphill struggle o they went through a lot to save the business
    se ven en apuros para controlarlos
    they have a lot of trouble controlling them
Example sentences
  • Empero, el borrador intenta distinguir las circunstancias de Grecia y otros países en apuros de la eurozona.
  • Sobre los graves apuros de los bananeros se ha dicho bastante.
  • No es justificable, porque no hay ningún apuro.

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