agobio
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agobio(
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goh
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byoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (distress)
a. stress
El agobio de organizar su propia boda sin ayuda lo está matando.The stress of organizing his own wedding with no help is killing him!
b. nightmare
Tengo todos los exámenes finales el mismo día. ¡Vaya agobio!I have all my finals on the same day! What a nightmare!
2. (lack of fresh air)
a. suffocation
La sensación de agobio aumentó en la sauna a medida que subía la temperatura.The feeling of suffocation grew in the sauna as the temperature was rising.
b. stifling (adjective)
Este calor es un agobio. ¡Ojalá estuviera en la playa!This heat is stifling. I wish I were at the beach!
c. oppressive
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(adjective)
Todo el mundo estaba fumando en la habitación y el ambiente pasó a ser tanto un agobio que tuve que salir afuera para respirar aire fresco.Everybody was smoking in the room and the air became so oppressive that I had to go outside to breathe some fresh air.
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agobio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (físico)
a. choking, suffocation
¡qué agobio!it's stifling!
2. (psíquico)
a. pressure
¡qué agobio!this is murder o a nightmare!
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agobio
1 (malestar)
el calor y el agobio provocaron algunos mareos entre el público it was so hot and crowded that some of the audience fainted
las calles están llenas de gente, ¡qué agobio!
2 (angustia)
soñaban con unas vacaciones lejos del agobio del trabajo doméstico they dreamed of holidays away from the stress of housework; ¡cuántos deberes! ¡qué agobio! (familiar) so much homework! it's a nightmare! (familiar)
sin llegar a crear situaciones de agobio para los jugadores charlar con cualquier compañero o compañera lejos del agobio del trabajo doméstico ya están discutiendo, qué agobio
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