- 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 (BrE) 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
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.