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frantic

Pronunciation: /ˈfræntɪk/

Translation of frantic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (very worried) desesperado they were frantic with worry estaban desesperados de la preocupación
    Example sentences
    • Many customers eagerly signed up because their pets had been made frantic with fear by the noise of fireworks.
    • This time, however, he failed to return and his mother is frantic with worry about his safety.
    • I have been speaking to his dad and he and his wife are just frantic with worry, they can't sleep or eat.
    1.2 (desperate) [effort/struggle/search] desesperado 1.3 (frenzied, hectic) [activity] frenético to drive sb frantic poner* frenético a algn, sacar* de quicio a algn
    Example sentences
    • In the latter stages they attempted a frantic counter-attack but the ball play was feeble.
    • She was quickly discovered after a frantic search, bleeding and shocked.
    • The men noticed the boy was missing and after a frantic search they discovered his body in the river.

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