Translation of apuro in English:
nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 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/or a terrible predicament me sacó del apuro prestándome el dinero he got me out of it o/or 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/or (inglés británico/British English) useful me puso en un apuro cuando me lo preguntó she put me in a real predicament o/or in an awkward position by asking me pasaron muchos apuros para salvar el negocio they had an uphill struggle o/or they went through a lot to save the business se ven en apuros para controlarlos they have a lot of trouble controlling them
- 3 (América Latina/Latin America) (prisa) rush en el apuro lo dejó en el mostrador in the rush she left it on the counter esto tiene apuro this is urgent casarse de apuro (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) , se casó de apuro she had to get married ([ because she was pregnant ]) se tuvieron que casar de apuro they had a shotgun wedding
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