aggravate
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to worsen)
a. agravar
If you don't want to aggravate the situation any further, I advise you to to keep your mouth shut.Si no quieres agravar más la situación, te aconsejo que mantengas la boca cerrada.
b. empeorar
She was disheartened to learn that the high altitude of Denver would aggravate her condition.La desanimó enterarse de que la altitud a la que se encuentra Denver empeoraría su enfermedad.
2. (to annoy)
a. exasperar
The film was so slow and boring that it totally aggravated me.La película era tan lenta y aburrida que me exasperó por completo.
b. sacar de quicio
How's Tali? - I don't know and I don't care. She aggravates me so much, I hope I never see her again.¿Cómo está Tali? - No lo sé y no me importa. Me saca tanto de quicio que espero no volver a verla nunca.
c. irritar
It really aggravates Nancy when other girls flirt with Oswaldo.Le irrita mucho a Nancy que otras chicas coqueteen con Oswaldo.
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aggravate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (worsen)
a. agravar
2. (colloquial)
a. fastidiar, molestar (annoy)
b. hinchar (River Plate)
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aggravate [ˈæɡrəveɪt]
transitive verb
1 (make worse) agravar
2 (annoy) irritar; sacar de quicio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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