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vorágine

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vorágine(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (strong swirl of water)
a. whirlpool
Desde la costa se veían los barcos luchando contra el fuerte oleaje y las vorágines.From the coast, you could see the boats struggling against the strong wave and whirlpools.
b. vortex
El bote desapareció en una vorágine arremolinada.The boat disappeared in a swirling vortex.
2. (confusing situation)
a. whirl
La cantante confiesa que recuerda esa época como una vorágine de emociones.The singer confesses she remembers that time as a whirl of emotions.
b. maelstrom
Tras el accidente de Pedro, los amigos quedaron sumidos en una vorágine de dolor.After Pedro's accident, his friends were plunged into a maelstrom of pain.
c. confusion
En medio de la vorágine de la boda, nos olvidamos de invitar al tío Osvaldo.Amid the confusion of the wedding, we forgot to invite uncle Osvaldo.
d. whirlpool
La conducta sospechosa del marido de Lupe la había sumergido en una vorágine de inseguridades.Lupe's husband's suspicious behavior had thrown her into a whirpool of insecurities.
e. whirlwind
La banda fue recibida por una vorágine de periodistas y fotógrafos que la esperaba en el aeropuerto.The band was welcomed by a whirlwind of journalists and photographers who were waiting for them at the airport.
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vorágine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. confusion, whirl
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vorágine
[de mar, río] whirlpool; vortex; maelstrom (formal); [de odio, destrucción, confusión] maelstrom; [de actividad, publicidad] whirl;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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