angustiar
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angustiar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause anguish)
a. to distress
Me angustia no tener noticias de mi hija.It distresses me to not get any news from my daughter.
2. (to trouble)
a. to make anxious
Cambiar de escuela me angustia. ¿Tendré nuevos amigos?Changing schools makes me anxious. Will I make new friends?
b. to worry
No te dejes angustiar por esta reunión de emergencia. Estoy seguro de que no es nada grave.Don't let this emergency meeting worry you. I'm sure it's nothing serious.
angustiarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to become grieved)
a. to get distressed
Me angustié cuando comenzó la guerra y mi hijo fue reclutado.I got distressed when the war began and my son was drafted.
4. (to be perturbed)
a. to become anxious
Los empleados se angustiaron cuando se anunció el recorte de personal.The employees became anxious when the downsizing was announced.
b. to get worried
Todos nos angustiamos cuando nos enteramos de que Ana se hospitalizó.We all got worried when we heard that Ana was hospitalzied.
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angustiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to distress
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (agobiarse)
a. to get worried
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angustiar
transitive verb
1 (agobiar) to distress
la angustiaba verlo sufrir she was distressed to see him suffer; seeing him suffer distressed her
me angustiaba saber que no podía hacer nada por ellos Me podría angustiar el que me sintiera enfermo o cohibido
2 (preocupar) to make anxious
los exámenes no me angustian exams don't make me anxious
lo que más me angustia es la falta de seguridad, el no saber si mañana voy a tener trabajo la hora de responder a la gran cuestión que angustió a la época: el papel del individuo en la sociedad de masas A Russell le angustiaría la situación esos períodos febriles que, en junio o septiembre, angustian a nuestros estudiantes
pronominal verb
angustiarse
1 (agobiarse) to be distressed;por at, on account of
no hay que angustiarse por esas cosas cada vez que me monto en el autobús me angustio
2 (preocuparse) to get anxious
no deberías angustiarte por un pequeño dolor you shouldn't worry o get anxious about a slight pain
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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