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escasear

Translation of escasear in English:

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • empiezan a escasear los alimentos food is running short o/or is becoming scarce dicen que va a escasear el café they say there's going to be a coffee shortage una zona en la que escasea el agua an area where water is in short supply

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • (escatimar) nos escaseaban los recursos they had cut back on our resources, they were limiting our resources escasean el producto para luego subirlo de precio they create a shortage in the market so they can put up the price

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