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bedevil

  • 1 acosar

    v.
    1 to pursue relentlessly.
    2 to harass.
    3 to besiege, to irritate, to nag, to accost.
    El policía persigue a Ricardo The policeman persecutes=harasses Richard.
    * * *
    1 to pursue, chase
    \
    acosar a preguntas to bombard with questions
    * * *
    verb
    to harass, hound
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=atosigar) to hound, harass

    ser acosado sexualmente — to suffer (from) sexual harassment, be sexually harassed

    2) (=perseguir) to pursue relentlessly; [+ animal] to urge on
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to hound

    me acosaron con preguntasthey plagued o bombarded me with questions

    b) < presa> to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *
    = plague, press upon, bait, besiege, harass, bully, dog, persecute, hound, nag (at), pelt, pressurise [pressurize, -USA], importune, pester, nobble, stalk, bedevil, bear down on, harry.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. For example, the latter are unlikely to engage themselves in conservation issues as these now press upon the professional consciousness of librarians.
    Ex. I guess Ms Lipow should be admired for coming into the lion's den and baiting it, but I find some of her arguments facile and superficial.
    Ex. Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    Ex. I have reason to believe that my boss, the head of reference, has been sexually harassing me.
    Ex. The director returned to his paperwork, nothing in his heart but hot shame at having permitted himself to be bullied into submission by this disagreeable public official.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex. Why does the ALA ignore, deny or cover up the actions of the only government in the world which persecutes people for the alleged crime of opening uncensored libraries?.
    Ex. Jefferson, like Clinton, was hounded by reports of adultery and cowardice in wartime.
    Ex. This a book that I had admired but that had nagged at me for years.
    Ex. Every day, Internet users are pelted with spam, hoaxes, urban legends, and scams - in other words, untrustworthy data.
    Ex. Shearer also made an arse of himself by perpetuating the myth of the noble English sportsman who never dives or pressurises referees.
    Ex. He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex. And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex. He was the best striker I ever saw, certainly before the injuries that nobbled him twice.
    Ex. So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. And here was the war, implacably bearing down on us.
    Ex. They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
    ----
    * acosar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to hound

    me acosaron con preguntasthey plagued o bombarded me with questions

    b) < presa> to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *
    = plague, press upon, bait, besiege, harass, bully, dog, persecute, hound, nag (at), pelt, pressurise [pressurize, -USA], importune, pester, nobble, stalk, bedevil, bear down on, harry.

    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.

    Ex: For example, the latter are unlikely to engage themselves in conservation issues as these now press upon the professional consciousness of librarians.
    Ex: I guess Ms Lipow should be admired for coming into the lion's den and baiting it, but I find some of her arguments facile and superficial.
    Ex: Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    Ex: I have reason to believe that my boss, the head of reference, has been sexually harassing me.
    Ex: The director returned to his paperwork, nothing in his heart but hot shame at having permitted himself to be bullied into submission by this disagreeable public official.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex: Why does the ALA ignore, deny or cover up the actions of the only government in the world which persecutes people for the alleged crime of opening uncensored libraries?.
    Ex: Jefferson, like Clinton, was hounded by reports of adultery and cowardice in wartime.
    Ex: This a book that I had admired but that had nagged at me for years.
    Ex: Every day, Internet users are pelted with spam, hoaxes, urban legends, and scams - in other words, untrustworthy data.
    Ex: Shearer also made an arse of himself by perpetuating the myth of the noble English sportsman who never dives or pressurises referees.
    Ex: He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex: And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex: He was the best striker I ever saw, certainly before the injuries that nobbled him twice.
    Ex: So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: And here was the war, implacably bearing down on us.
    Ex: They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
    * acosar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.

    * * *
    acosar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹persona› to hound
    lo acosan sus acreedores his creditors are hounding him o are after him
    un compañero que la acosaba sexualmente a colleague who was sexually harassing her
    se ven acosados por el hambre y las enfermedades they are beset by hunger and disease
    me acosaron con preguntas sobre su paradero they plagued o bombarded me with questions regarding his whereabouts
    2 ‹presa› to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *

     

    acosar ( conjugate acosar) verbo transitivo
    a) persona to hound;

    ( sexualmente) to harass;
    me acosaron con preguntas they plagued o bombarded me with questions


    acosar verbo transitivo
    1 to harass
    2 fig (asediar) to pester: la oposición acosó al Presidente del Gobierno con sus preguntas, the opposition pestered the Prime Minister with questions
    ' acosar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrinconar
    - asediar
    - hostigar
    English:
    assault
    - beset
    - harass
    - hound
    - mob
    - molest
    - persecute
    - plague
    - ply
    - stalk
    - bait
    - goad
    - harry
    - worry
    * * *
    acosar, Méx acosijar vt
    1. [perseguir] to pursue relentlessly
    2. [hostigar] to harass;
    lo acosaron a o [m5] con preguntas they fired questions at him;
    fue acosada sexualmente en el trabajo she was sexually harassed at work
    * * *
    v/t hound, pursue;
    me acosaron a preguntas they bombarded me with questions
    * * *
    acosar vt
    perseguir: to pursue, to hound, to harass

    Spanish-English dictionary > acosar

  • 2 afectar

    v.
    1 to affect.
    las medidas afectan a los pensionistas the measures affect pensioners
    La conversación afecta sus ideas The conversation affects his ideas.
    2 to upset, to affect badly.
    le afectó mucho la muerte de su hermano his brother's death hit him hard
    3 to damage.
    a esta madera le afecta mucho la humedad this wood is easily damaged by damp
    4 to affect, to feign.
    afectó enfado he feigned o affected anger
    María afecta interés pero no es así Mary feigns interest but it is not so.
    5 to pretend to.
    El chico afecta saber mucho The boy pretends to know a lot.
    * * *
    1 (aparentar) to affect
    2 (impresionar) to move
    3 (dañar) to damage
    4 (concernir) to concern
    1 (impresionarse) to be affected, be moved
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=repercutir sobre) to affect
    2) (=entristecer) to sadden; (=conmover) to move
    3) frm (=fingir) to affect, feign

    afectar ignoranciato affect o feign ignorance

    4) (Jur) to tie up, encumber
    5) LAm [+ forma] to take, assume
    6) LAm (=destinar) to allocate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tener efecto en) to affect
    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml)
    2) ( fingir) <admiración/indiferencia> to affect, feign
    * * *
    = affect, colour [color, -USA], cut into, disturb, hit, impair, mar, plague, take + Posesivo + toll (on), beset (with/by), concern, afflict, disrupt, bias, prejudice, cross over, bedevil, dog, dent, make + a dent in, ail, strike, spill over into, take + a toll on, hobble, cast + an impact.
    Ex. Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.
    Ex. Lastly, the style, length and contents of an abstract should and will be coloured by the resources of the abstracting agency.
    Ex. The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex. Transcribe the data as found, however, if case endings are affected, if the grammatical construction of the data would be disturbed, or if one element is inseparably linked to another.
    Ex. Flooding, fire, earthquake, collapsed buildings and landslides are the most frequent kinds of disasters to hit libraries: nearly all will lead to wet books.
    Ex. It is difficult to neglect either entirely, without impairing the effectiveness in fulfilling the other objective.
    Ex. Unfortunately, much of Metcalfe's writing is marred by what appears to be a deep-rooted prejudice against the classified approach, particularly as exemplified by Ranganathan.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.
    Ex. Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex. The first issue concerns the consistent description of subjects.
    Ex. There will also be those who have in fact decided what information they need but are afflicted by the paralysis of 'unverbalised thought'.
    Ex. Essentially, problem patrons can be considered in three groups: (1) the dangerous or apparently dangerous; (2) the patron who disrupts readers; and (3) the nuisance whose focus is the librarian.
    Ex. A sample would be biased if some elements in the population have no chance of selection.
    Ex. The very requirements for success in one area may prejudice success in another.
    Ex. Conversely, indirect costs are those factors that are difficult to assign to individual products because they cross over several products.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex. Perhaps by the year 2010 newspaper circulations might be seriously dented by online services.
    Ex. Office automation products and techniques will be able to make a sizeable dent in the growing number of office workers.
    Ex. The federal government has been once again defined as something broken and part of the problem ailing America.
    Ex. The collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic have suffered from the floods that recently struck a large part of the country.
    Ex. The artificiality of institutional concepts has spilled over into the structure of the publishing services on which the user depends for Community information.
    Ex. Agoraphobia can take a toll on sufferers' families as well as the sufferers themselves, as some agoraphobics may become housebound or cling to certain people for safety.
    Ex. With Florida's no-fault auto insurance law set to expire in October, there are fears that that medical services could be hobbled.
    Ex. An interest-rate increase is a weapon to fight inflation which will cast an impact on all industries.
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    * afectar a = cut across, have + impact (on), have + effect on, have + implication for, impinge on/upon, operate on, carry over to.
    * afectar a la eficacia de Algo = prejudice + effectiveness.
    * afectar al mundo = span + the globe.
    * afectar a todo = run through.
    * afectar a todo el país = sweep + the country.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * afectar completamente = engulf.
    * afectar directamente = cut to + the quick.
    * afectar directamente a = cut to + the heart of.
    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * afectar mucho = hit + hard.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no ser afectado = leave + unaffected.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problemática que afecta a = issues + surrounding.
    * que afecta a = surrounding.
    * que afecta a toda la sociedad = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a todas las culturas = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a varias edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * que afecta a varias generaciones = cross-generational.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tener efecto en) to affect
    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml)
    2) ( fingir) <admiración/indiferencia> to affect, feign
    * * *
    = affect, colour [color, -USA], cut into, disturb, hit, impair, mar, plague, take + Posesivo + toll (on), beset (with/by), concern, afflict, disrupt, bias, prejudice, cross over, bedevil, dog, dent, make + a dent in, ail, strike, spill over into, take + a toll on, hobble, cast + an impact.

    Ex: Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.

    Ex: Lastly, the style, length and contents of an abstract should and will be coloured by the resources of the abstracting agency.
    Ex: The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex: Transcribe the data as found, however, if case endings are affected, if the grammatical construction of the data would be disturbed, or if one element is inseparably linked to another.
    Ex: Flooding, fire, earthquake, collapsed buildings and landslides are the most frequent kinds of disasters to hit libraries: nearly all will lead to wet books.
    Ex: It is difficult to neglect either entirely, without impairing the effectiveness in fulfilling the other objective.
    Ex: Unfortunately, much of Metcalfe's writing is marred by what appears to be a deep-rooted prejudice against the classified approach, particularly as exemplified by Ranganathan.
    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex: The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.
    Ex: Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex: The first issue concerns the consistent description of subjects.
    Ex: There will also be those who have in fact decided what information they need but are afflicted by the paralysis of 'unverbalised thought'.
    Ex: Essentially, problem patrons can be considered in three groups: (1) the dangerous or apparently dangerous; (2) the patron who disrupts readers; and (3) the nuisance whose focus is the librarian.
    Ex: A sample would be biased if some elements in the population have no chance of selection.
    Ex: The very requirements for success in one area may prejudice success in another.
    Ex: Conversely, indirect costs are those factors that are difficult to assign to individual products because they cross over several products.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex: Perhaps by the year 2010 newspaper circulations might be seriously dented by online services.
    Ex: Office automation products and techniques will be able to make a sizeable dent in the growing number of office workers.
    Ex: The federal government has been once again defined as something broken and part of the problem ailing America.
    Ex: The collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic have suffered from the floods that recently struck a large part of the country.
    Ex: The artificiality of institutional concepts has spilled over into the structure of the publishing services on which the user depends for Community information.
    Ex: Agoraphobia can take a toll on sufferers' families as well as the sufferers themselves, as some agoraphobics may become housebound or cling to certain people for safety.
    Ex: With Florida's no-fault auto insurance law set to expire in October, there are fears that that medical services could be hobbled.
    Ex: An interest-rate increase is a weapon to fight inflation which will cast an impact on all industries.
    * afectar a = cut across, have + impact (on), have + effect on, have + implication for, impinge on/upon, operate on, carry over to.
    * afectar a la eficacia de Algo = prejudice + effectiveness.
    * afectar al mundo = span + the globe.
    * afectar a todo = run through.
    * afectar a todo el país = sweep + the country.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * afectar completamente = engulf.
    * afectar directamente = cut to + the quick.
    * afectar directamente a = cut to + the heart of.
    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * afectar mucho = hit + hard.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no ser afectado = leave + unaffected.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problemática que afecta a = issues + surrounding.
    * que afecta a = surrounding.
    * que afecta a toda la sociedad = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a todas las culturas = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a varias edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * que afecta a varias generaciones = cross-generational.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.

    * * *
    afectar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (tener efecto en) to affect
    la nueva ley no afecta al pequeño empresario the new law doesn't affect the small businessman
    está afectado de una grave enfermedad pulmonar ( frml); he is suffering from a serious lung disease
    la enfermedad le afectó el cerebro the illness affected her brain
    las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones the areas hit o affected by the floods
    2 (afligir) to affect ( frml)
    lo que dijiste lo afectó mucho what you said upset him terribly
    3 ( Der) ‹bienes› to encumber
    B (fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia› to affect, feign afectar + INF to pretend to + INF
    * * *

     

    afectar ( conjugate afectar) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml);


    2 ( fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia to affect, feign
    afectar verbo transitivo
    1 (incumbir) to affect: la medida nos afecta a todos, the measure affects us all
    2 (impresionar, entristecer) to affect, sadden: le afectó mucho la muerte de su padre, she was deeply affected by her father's death
    ' afectar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    inmune
    - tocar
    - afligir
    - impresionar
    - repercutir
    - sacudir
    English:
    affect
    - damage
    - get
    - hit
    - tell
    - upset
    - dent
    - difference
    - disrupt
    - impair
    - interfere
    - touch
    - whole
    * * *
    1. [incumbir] to affect;
    las medidas afectan a los pensionistas the measures affect pensioners
    2. [afligir] to upset, to affect badly;
    todo lo afecta he's very sensitive;
    lo afectó mucho la muerte de su hermano his brother's death hit him hard
    3. [producir perjuicios en] to damage;
    la sequía que afectó a la región the drought which hit the region;
    a esta madera le afecta mucho la humedad this wood is easily damaged by damp
    4. [simular] to affect, to feign;
    afectó enfado he feigned o affected anger
    5. RP [destinar, asignar] to assign
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( producir efecto en) affect
    2 ( conmover) upset, affect
    3 ( fingir) feign
    * * *
    1) : to affect
    2) : to upset
    3) : to feign, to pretend
    * * *
    1. to affect
    2. (conmover) to affect / to upset [pt. & pp. upset]

    Spanish-English dictionary > afectar

  • 3 asediar

    v.
    1 to lay siege to (military).
    2 to besiege, to beset, to beleaguer, to bedevil.
    * * *
    1 to besiege, lay siege to
    2 figurado to besiege, pester, harass
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) (Mil) to besiege; (Náut) to blockade
    2) (=molestar) to bother, pester; [+ amante] to chase, lay siege to frm
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) (Mil) < ciudad> to lay siege to, besiege; < ejército> to surround, besiege
    b) ( acosar) < persona> to besiege
    * * *
    = plague, beat + a path to + Posesivo + door, importune, pester, stalk, bedevil.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. The article is titled 'Our mousetrap's fine: so why aren't people beating a path to our door?' = El artículo se titula "Nuestra ratonera está bien, entonces ¿por qué la gente no nos asedia?".
    Ex. He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex. And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex. So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    ----
    * asediado por problemas = embattled.
    * asediar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) (Mil) < ciudad> to lay siege to, besiege; < ejército> to surround, besiege
    b) ( acosar) < persona> to besiege
    * * *
    = plague, beat + a path to + Posesivo + door, importune, pester, stalk, bedevil.

    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.

    Ex: The article is titled 'Our mousetrap's fine: so why aren't people beating a path to our door?' = El artículo se titula "Nuestra ratonera está bien, entonces ¿por qué la gente no nos asedia?".
    Ex: He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex: And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex: So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    * asediado por problemas = embattled.
    * asediar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.

    * * *
    asediar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ( Mil) ‹fortaleza/ciudad› to lay siege to, besiege, blockade; ‹ejército› to surround, besiege
    2 (acosar) ‹persona› to besiege
    asediaron a la cantante con preguntas they besieged the singer, firing questions at her
    * * *

    asediar ( conjugate asediar) verbo transitivo
    a) (Mil) ‹ ciudad to lay siege to, besiege;

    ejército to surround, besiege

    asediar verbo transitivo to besiege
    ' asediar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acosar
    - acribillar
    English:
    besiege
    - mob
    * * *
    1. [ciudad] to lay siege to, to besiege
    2. [persona]
    los fans la asediaban pidiéndole autógrafos she was besieged by fans asking for autographs;
    el equipo visitante asedió la portería rival the away team laid siege to their opponents' goal;
    lo asediaron a preguntas he was bombarded with questions
    * * *
    v/t tb fig
    besiege
    * * *
    1) sitiar: to besiege
    2) acosar: to harass

    Spanish-English dictionary > asediar

  • 4 atormentar

    v.
    1 to torture.
    2 to torment, to torture, to beset, to gnaw.
    3 to terrorize.
    * * *
    1 (torturar) to torture
    2 figurado (causar disgusto) to torment, harass
    1 (sufrir) to torment oneself
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Mil etc) to torture
    2) (=causar aflicción) to torment; (=acosar) to plague, harass; (=tentar) to tantalize
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) persona ( físicamente) to torture; ( mentalmente) to torment
    b) dolor/celos

    atormentado por los celos/el remordimiento — tormented by jealousy/guilt

    2.
    atormentarse v pron (refl) to torment oneself
    * * *
    = put + Nombre + on the rack, torment, gnaw (at), tantalise [tantalize, -USA], torture, bedevil.
    Ex. The article ' Putting publishers on the rack' discusses the implications for publishers of supermarkets' greater interest in books.
    Ex. Modern scholars are tormented by the abundance of electronically transmittable information available.
    Ex. The rugby league is increasingly beset by a financial reward system that gnaws at its prime resource -- the players.
    Ex. He may have wished to tease and tantalize his readers by insoluble problems.
    Ex. They tortured her into revealing her Pin number and safe code before cutting her up and disposing of her in bin liners.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    ----
    * conciencia + atormentar = conscience + smite, conscience + trouble.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) persona ( físicamente) to torture; ( mentalmente) to torment
    b) dolor/celos

    atormentado por los celos/el remordimiento — tormented by jealousy/guilt

    2.
    atormentarse v pron (refl) to torment oneself
    * * *
    = put + Nombre + on the rack, torment, gnaw (at), tantalise [tantalize, -USA], torture, bedevil.

    Ex: The article ' Putting publishers on the rack' discusses the implications for publishers of supermarkets' greater interest in books.

    Ex: Modern scholars are tormented by the abundance of electronically transmittable information available.
    Ex: The rugby league is increasingly beset by a financial reward system that gnaws at its prime resource -- the players.
    Ex: He may have wished to tease and tantalize his readers by insoluble problems.
    Ex: They tortured her into revealing her Pin number and safe code before cutting her up and disposing of her in bin liners.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    * conciencia + atormentar = conscience + smite, conscience + trouble.

    * * *
    atormentar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 «persona» (físicamente) to torture; (mentalmente) to torment
    2
    «dolor/celos»: este dolor de muelas me está atormentando this toothache is driving me crazy
    atormentado por los celos tormented by jealousy
    me atormentaba el remordimiento I was racked with o tormented by guilt
    ( refl) to torment oneself
    * * *

    atormentar ( conjugate atormentar) verbo transitivo [ persona] ( físicamente) to torture;
    ( mentalmente) to torment
    atormentarse verbo pronominal ( refl) to torment oneself
    atormentar verbo transitivo to torment
    ' atormentar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    martillear
    - martirizar
    - mortificar
    English:
    haunt
    - rack
    - tantalize
    - torment
    - torture
    * * *
    vt
    1. [torturar] to torture
    2. [sujeto: sentimiento, dolor] to torment;
    ese dolor de cabeza la está atormentando she's in agony with that headache;
    la atormenta la culpa she is plagued o tormented by guilt
    * * *
    v/t torment
    * * *
    : to torment, to torture
    * * *
    atormentar vb to torment

    Spanish-English dictionary > atormentar

  • 5 deshonesto

    adj.
    1 dishonest, backdoor, deceitful, lying.
    2 indecent, immodest, immoral, lewd.
    * * *
    1 (sin honestidad) dishonest
    2 (inmoral) immodest, indecent
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=no honrado) dishonest
    2) (=indecente) indecent
    proposición 1)
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    a) (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest
    b) ( indecente) < proposiciones> improper, indecent; abuso
    * * *
    = unscrupulous, dishonest, corrupt, crooked, shifty, indecent, lewd [lewder -comp., lewdest -sup.].
    Ex. He had always anathematized those who took unscrupulous advantage of their positions, and those who succumbed to their insolent methods.
    Ex. Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex. Unrestricted access to the Internet for input is promoting not just the banal but the postively corrupt.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.
    Ex. The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex. The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral indecente.
    ----
    * de forma deshonesta = dishonestly.
    * de un modo deshonesto = dishonestly.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    a) (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest
    b) ( indecente) < proposiciones> improper, indecent; abuso
    * * *
    = unscrupulous, dishonest, corrupt, crooked, shifty, indecent, lewd [lewder -comp., lewdest -sup.].

    Ex: He had always anathematized those who took unscrupulous advantage of their positions, and those who succumbed to their insolent methods.

    Ex: Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex: Unrestricted access to the Internet for input is promoting not just the banal but the postively corrupt.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.
    Ex: The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex: The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral indecente.
    * de forma deshonesta = dishonestly.
    * de un modo deshonesto = dishonestly.

    * * *
    1 (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest
    2 (indecente) ‹proposiciones› improper, indecent ‹mujer› ( ant) immodest ( arch), shameless abuso
    * * *

    deshonesto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a) (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest


    deshonesto,-a adjetivo
    1 (no honrado) dishonest
    2 (no pudoroso) indecent, improper
    ' deshonesto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    deshonesta
    - sucia
    - sucio
    - chueco
    English:
    bent
    - corrupt
    - crooked
    - dishonest
    - improper
    * * *
    deshonesto, -a adj
    1. [sin honradez] dishonest
    2. [sin pudor] indecent, immoral
    * * *
    adj dishonest
    * * *
    deshonesto, -ta adj
    : dishonest
    * * *
    deshonesto adj dishonest

    Spanish-English dictionary > deshonesto

  • 6 plagar

    v.
    to plague, to pester, to infest.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to plague, infest
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=infestar) to infest, plague

    han plagado la ciudad de cartelesthey have covered o plastered the town with posters

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    = litter (with), plague, besiege.
    Ex. There are plenty of omission failures of this sort, and they litter most of the Hennepin County Library Cataloging Bulletins.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    ----
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * estar plagado de = be rife with.
    * plagar de errores = litter with + failure, litter with + error.
    * plagar de problemas = bedevil.
    * * *
    = litter (with), plague, besiege.

    Ex: There are plenty of omission failures of this sort, and they litter most of the Hennepin County Library Cataloging Bulletins.

    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex: Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * estar plagado de = be rife with.
    * plagar de errores = litter with + failure, litter with + error.
    * plagar de problemas = bedevil.

    * * *
    vt
    plagar de [propaganda] to swamp with;
    [moscas] to infest with
    * * *
    plagar {52} vt
    : to plague

    Spanish-English dictionary > plagar

  • 7 plagar de problemas

    (v.) = bedevil
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    * * *
    (v.) = bedevil

    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > plagar de problemas

  • 8 problema

    m.
    1 problem.
    el problema del terrorismo the terrorist problem, the problem of terrorism
    los niños no causan más que problemas children cause nothing but trouble o problems
    el problema es que no nos queda tiempo the problem o thing is that we don't have any time left
    2 glitch, bug.
    * * *
    1 problem
    \
    dar problemas to cause problems
    tener problemas con to have trouble with
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1. SM
    1) (=dificultad) problem

    ¿tienes problemas de dinero? — do you have any money worries o financial problems?

    2) (Mat) problem
    3) Méx (=accidente) accident, mishap
    2.
    ADJ INV (=problemático) problem antes de s
    * * *
    masculino problem

    resolver/solucionar un problema — to solve a problem

    si se enteran, vas a tener problemas — if they find out, you'll be in trouble

    no te hagas problema — (AmL) don't worry about it

    * * *
    = dilemma, issue, problem, rough spot, snag, bug, hitch, mischief, trouble spot, tyranny, catch, tribulation, show-stopper [showstopper], hassle, rub, kink, kicker.
    Ex. Unfortunately documents which present dilemmas in the selection of author headings are present in even the smallest library collections.
    Ex. These issues are reviewed more thoroughly in chapter 10.
    Ex. When the cataloguer turns to the description of a piece of music a common problem will be the absence of a title page to be used as the chief source of information.
    Ex. But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
    Ex. Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex. A bug is an error in a program or an equipment malfunction.
    Ex. Keeping pace with these changes may well mean more work than the seven year hitch experienced by DC users.
    Ex. The author discusses the characteristics of programs designed specifically to cause mischief to computer owners who download and run the programs = El autor analiza las características de los programas diseñados específicamente para causar problemas a los propietarios de ordenadores que los descargan y ejecutan.
    Ex. The statistics collected served as an early warning signal for trouble spots.
    Ex. Information access, such as satellites, overcomes the tyranny of distance for students, teachers and researchers in Australasia.
    Ex. Whilst these achievements are commendable, there is a catch in them -- there can be used to 'intensify' the economic exploitation of women.
    Ex. The author discusses the tribulations of equipment selection.
    Ex. In engineering use, a show-stopper is usually some aspect of a project that is so bad that it threatens to cancel the project unless it is corrected.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
    Ex. But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
    Ex. However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
    Ex. The kicker is that this type of money transfer service is less convenient and no safer than many online money transfers.
    ----
    * abordar un problema = address + problem.
    * acción de averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooting [trouble shooting].
    * aclarar un problema = clear up + problem.
    * acometer un problema = attack + problem.
    * acosado por problemas = beset with + problems.
    * acotar un problema = delineate + problem.
    * acuciado por problemas = embattled.
    * acumular problemas = build up + problems.
    * afrontar los problemas cotidianos = grapple with + life's problems.
    * afrontar un problema = face + issue, confront + problem.
    * agobiado por problemas = beset with + problems.
    * agravar un problema = compound + problem.
    * ahí está el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * anticipar un problema = anticipate + problem.
    * aprendizaje a través de solución de problemas = problem based learning.
    * aquejado de problemas = troubled, ailing.
    * arreglar un problema = fix + problem.
    * asediado por problemas = embattled.
    * atajar un problema = grapple with + problem.
    * ausencia de problemas = smoothness.
    * averiguar un problema = investigate + problem.
    * buscar problemas = ask for + trouble, court + disaster, make + trouble.
    * capacidad de resolver problemas = problem-solving ability.
    * causar problemas = cause + problems, cause + trouble, make + trouble.
    * combatir un problema = combat + problem.
    * complicar un problema = compound + problem.
    * con problemas = in hot water.
    * con problemas de aprendizaje = learning disabled.
    * con problemas de lectura = print disabled.
    * con problemas de vista = vision impaired.
    * con problemas visuales = vision impaired.
    * considerar un problema = consider + problem.
    * convertirse en un gran problema = grow to + a crisis.
    * corregir un problema = correct + problem.
    * crear problemas = make + waves, build up + problems, make + trouble.
    * darle vueltas a un problema = puzzle over + problem.
    * dar lugar a problemas = give + rise to problems.
    * dar problemas = play up.
    * darse cuenta de un problema = alight on + problem.
    * debatir un problema = discuss + problem.
    * decisión precipitada ante un problema = crisis decision.
    * dedicar + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * definición del problema = problem statement.
    * definir un problema = delineate + problem.
    * delimitar un problema = isolate + problem.
    * desarrollarse sin problemas = go + smoothly.
    * detectar un problema = spot + problem, spot + trouble.
    * diagnosticar el problema = diagnose + problem.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * el final de los problemas = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * eliminar un problema = sweep away + problem, work out + kink.
    * el problema no es el qué, sino el cómo = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el problema obvio = the elephant in the room.
    * el único problema = a fly in the soup, the fly in the ointment.
    * el verdadero problema = the elephant in the room.
    * encontrar el modo de paliar un problema = find + way (a)round + problem.
    * encontrarse con problemas = run into + trouble.
    * encontrarse con un problema = encounter + problem, meet with + problem, run up against + issue, come across + problem.
    * enfrentarse a un problema = challenge + threat, confront + question, cope with + problem, face + issue, face + issue, face + problem, come up against + problem, struggle with + issue, wrestle with + problem, deal with + issue.
    * enfrentarse un problema = confront + problem, experience + problem.
    * enunciado del problema = problem statement.
    * esbozar un problema = outline + problem.
    * ese es el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * esquivar el problema = sidestep + the problem.
    * esquivar un problema = duck + issue.
    * estar lleno de problemas = bristle with + problems.
    * evitar problemas = stay out of + trouble.
    * evitar un problema = avoid + problem.
    * exarcerbar un problema = inflame + problem.
    * exteriorizar un problema = externalise + problem.
    * forma de evitar un problema = way round + problem.
    * franquear un problema = negotiate + problem.
    * hacer frente a un problema = attack + problem, combat + problem, wrestle with + problem.
    * identificar un problema = outline + problem, identify + problem, isolate + problem.
    * ilustrar un problema = illustrate + problem.
    * investigar un problema = investigate + problem.
    * libre de problemas = problem-free, trouble free [trouble-free].
    * lleno de problemas = plagued with problems, problem-ridden.
    * llevarse los problemas a casa = bring + problems home.
    * mencionar un problema = bring + problem up.
    * meterse en problemas = get into + trouble.
    * mitigar un problema = alleviate + problem.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no tener ningún problema con = be okay with.
    * no terminar nunca de tener problemas con = have + no end of problems with.
    * obtener el enunciado del problema = elicit + problem statement.
    * ocasionar problemas = cause + problems.
    * orientado hacia la resolución de problemas = problem-orientated, problem-oriented.
    * paliar problemas = minimise + problems.
    * paliar un problema = solve + problem.
    * percatarse de un problema = alight on + problem.
    * persona con problemas de aprendizaje = learning disabled person.
    * persona o mecanismo que resuelve problemas = solver.
    * persona que intenta averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooter.
    * personas con problemas de lectura = print handicapped people, print handicapped, the.
    * personas con problemas de lectura de la letra impresa = print disabled people.
    * personas con problemas de vista, las = visually impaired, the, visually disabled, the, visually handicapped, the, visually impaired people (VIPs), visually challenged, the.
    * personas con problemas mentales = disturbed people.
    * persona sin problemas de vista = sighted person.
    * plagado de problemas = plagued with problems, problem-wracked [problem-racked].
    * plagar de problemas = bedevil.
    * plantear un problema = pose + dilemma, pose + problem, raise + question, raise + concern, raise + issue, raise + problem, articulate + problem.
    * presentar problemas = present + problems.
    * presentar un problema = pose + problem, air + problem.
    * prestar + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.
    * problema acuciante = pressing problem.
    * problema + acuciar = problem + beset.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problema + afligir = problem + afflict.
    * problema + agravar = problem + exacerbate.
    * problema alimenticio = eating problem.
    * problema asociado = attending problem.
    * problema auditivo = hearing problem.
    * problema + avecinarse = problem + lie ahead.
    * problema cada vez mayor = growing problem.
    * problema con el alcohol = drinking problem.
    * problema con los niños de la llave = latchkey problem.
    * problema cotidiano = daily problem.
    * problema de comportamiento = behaviour problem, behavioural problem.
    * problema de espacio = space problem.
    * problema de imagen = image problem.
    * problema de peso = weight problem.
    * problema de salud = health problem.
    * problema + desaparecer = problem + go away.
    * problema de seguridad = security problem.
    * problema diario = daily problem.
    * problema difícil = thorny problem, poser.
    * problema difícil de resolver = tough nut to crack, hard nut to crack, brain tickler.
    * problema doméstico = domestic problem.
    * problema económico = economic problem, financial problem.
    * problema + encontrarse = problem + lie.
    * problema en la escuela = school problem.
    * problema escolar = school problem.
    * problema espinoso = knotty problem, thorny problem, thorny issue, thorny question.
    * problema + estar = problem + lie, problem + come with.
    * problema familiar = family problem.
    * problema informático = computing problem.
    * problema inicial = startup problem.
    * problema insoluble = insoluble problem.
    * problema monetario = monetary problem.
    * problema motriz = motor disability.
    * problema peliagudo = thorny problem, thorny issue, thorny question.
    * problema + persistir = problem + persist.
    * problema personal = personal problem.
    * problema + plantearse = problem + come with.
    * problema práctico = practical problem.
    * problema racial = racial conflict, ethnic conflict.
    * problema + radicar = trouble + lie.
    * problema real = real problem.
    * problema + residir = problem + reside, problem + lie, problem + come with.
    * problemas = trouble, crisis [crises, -pl.], problem areas, trials and tribulations, trouble at mill.
    * problemas auditivos = impaired hearing, hearing impairment, hearing disability.
    * problemas cada vez mayores = mounting problems.
    * problemas con el alcohol = problem drinking.
    * problemas con la bebida = problem drinking.
    * problemas con la vista = poor eyesight.
    * problemas de la vida = life problems [life-problems].
    * problemas del crecimiento = growing pains.
    * problemas de lectura = reading difficulties.
    * problemas dentales = dental disease.
    * problemas de oído = poor hearing.
    * problema seguro = accident waiting to happen.
    * problemas familiares = family crisis.
    * problemas + girar en torno a = problems + turn on, problems + revolve around.
    * problemas inherentes al crecimiento = growing pains.
    * problemas iniciales = teething problems, teething troubles, growing pains.
    * problema siquiátrico = psychiatric problem.
    * problema social = societal problem, social problem.
    * problemas sociales = social crisis.
    * problema + surgir = problem + arise, problem + surface, problem + come with.
    * problemas visuales = visual impairment.
    * problema técnico = glitch, technical difficulty, technical problem.
    * problema técnico desconocido = gremlin.
    * quitar importancia a un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * raíz del problema, la = root of the problem, the.
    * resolución de problemas = problem solving [problem-solving].
    * resolver los problemas = iron out + the bugs.
    * resolver un problema = resolve + issue, resolve + problem, solve + problem, work out + problem, unlock + problem, settle + problem, sort out + problem, clear up + problem, work + problem + through, address + limitation, straighten out + problem, iron out + problem, work out + kink.
    * sacar a colación un problema = bring + problem up.
    * salvar un problema = circumvent + problem, negotiate + problem.
    * ser un problema = be at issue.
    * sin meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * sin problemas = smoothly, smooth [smoother -comp., smoothest -sup.], problem-free, trouble free [trouble-free], without a hitch, unproblematically, carefree, without difficulty, in good standing.
    * sin problemas de vista = sighted.
    * solución a problemas = problem solution.
    * solucionar los problemas = put + things right.
    * solucionar problemas = problem solving [problem-solving].
    * solucionar un problema = solve + problem, settle + problem, iron out + problem.
    * subproblema = sub-problem [subproblem].
    * subsanar un problema = remedy + problem.
    * superar el problema de credibilidad = overcome + credibility gap.
    * superar un problema = surmount + problem, conquer + problem, get over + problem.
    * surgir un problema de credibilidad = credibility gap + arise.
    * suscitar un problema = provoke + problem, raise + problem, raise + concern.
    * tener problema con Algo = experience + trouble with.
    * tener problemas = have + problems.
    * tener problemas con = fall + foul of, run + afoul of problems, run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * tener problemas con la ley = fall + foul of the law, go + afoul of the law, fall + afoul of the law.
    * tener un problema = experience + problem.
    * tener un problema medio resuelto = have + problem half licked.
    * tocar un problema = touch on/upon + problem.
    * toparse con un problema = encounter + problem, come across + problem.
    * tratar un problema = address + problem, deal with + problem, handle + problem, tackle + problem, address + limitation, grapple with + problem, treat + problem, address + concern.
    * tratar un problema de pasada = touch on/upon + problem.
    * trivializar un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * tropezar con problemas = run into + problems.
    * * *
    masculino problem

    resolver/solucionar un problema — to solve a problem

    si se enteran, vas a tener problemas — if they find out, you'll be in trouble

    no te hagas problema — (AmL) don't worry about it

    * * *
    = dilemma, issue, problem, rough spot, snag, bug, hitch, mischief, trouble spot, tyranny, catch, tribulation, show-stopper [showstopper], hassle, rub, kink, kicker.

    Ex: Unfortunately documents which present dilemmas in the selection of author headings are present in even the smallest library collections.

    Ex: These issues are reviewed more thoroughly in chapter 10.
    Ex: When the cataloguer turns to the description of a piece of music a common problem will be the absence of a title page to be used as the chief source of information.
    Ex: But despite the many catalog worlds, and herein lies the rub -- or at least a rough spot -- we have been proceeding on the assumption that the catalog exists in the form of the data distributed by the Library of Congress.
    Ex: Another snag was the existence of entrenched divergent cataloguing habits among the multinational staff, not to mention their fear of the unknown = Otro problema era la existencia de hábitos de catalogación divergentes y ya arraigados entre el personal multinacional, por no mencionar su miedo hacia lo desconocido.
    Ex: A bug is an error in a program or an equipment malfunction.
    Ex: Keeping pace with these changes may well mean more work than the seven year hitch experienced by DC users.
    Ex: The author discusses the characteristics of programs designed specifically to cause mischief to computer owners who download and run the programs = El autor analiza las características de los programas diseñados específicamente para causar problemas a los propietarios de ordenadores que los descargan y ejecutan.
    Ex: The statistics collected served as an early warning signal for trouble spots.
    Ex: Information access, such as satellites, overcomes the tyranny of distance for students, teachers and researchers in Australasia.
    Ex: Whilst these achievements are commendable, there is a catch in them -- there can be used to 'intensify' the economic exploitation of women.
    Ex: The author discusses the tribulations of equipment selection.
    Ex: In engineering use, a show-stopper is usually some aspect of a project that is so bad that it threatens to cancel the project unless it is corrected.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
    Ex: But as elegant and efficient as this seems, this strategy has a rub - you've got to have technology to track shipments, since you're ultimately responsible for purchases, warranties and returns.
    Ex: However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system.
    Ex: The kicker is that this type of money transfer service is less convenient and no safer than many online money transfers.
    * abordar un problema = address + problem.
    * acción de averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooting [trouble shooting].
    * aclarar un problema = clear up + problem.
    * acometer un problema = attack + problem.
    * acosado por problemas = beset with + problems.
    * acotar un problema = delineate + problem.
    * acuciado por problemas = embattled.
    * acumular problemas = build up + problems.
    * afrontar los problemas cotidianos = grapple with + life's problems.
    * afrontar un problema = face + issue, confront + problem.
    * agobiado por problemas = beset with + problems.
    * agravar un problema = compound + problem.
    * ahí está el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * anticipar un problema = anticipate + problem.
    * aprendizaje a través de solución de problemas = problem based learning.
    * aquejado de problemas = troubled, ailing.
    * arreglar un problema = fix + problem.
    * asediado por problemas = embattled.
    * atajar un problema = grapple with + problem.
    * ausencia de problemas = smoothness.
    * averiguar un problema = investigate + problem.
    * buscar problemas = ask for + trouble, court + disaster, make + trouble.
    * capacidad de resolver problemas = problem-solving ability.
    * causar problemas = cause + problems, cause + trouble, make + trouble.
    * combatir un problema = combat + problem.
    * complicar un problema = compound + problem.
    * con problemas = in hot water.
    * con problemas de aprendizaje = learning disabled.
    * con problemas de lectura = print disabled.
    * con problemas de vista = vision impaired.
    * con problemas visuales = vision impaired.
    * considerar un problema = consider + problem.
    * convertirse en un gran problema = grow to + a crisis.
    * corregir un problema = correct + problem.
    * crear problemas = make + waves, build up + problems, make + trouble.
    * darle vueltas a un problema = puzzle over + problem.
    * dar lugar a problemas = give + rise to problems.
    * dar problemas = play up.
    * darse cuenta de un problema = alight on + problem.
    * debatir un problema = discuss + problem.
    * decisión precipitada ante un problema = crisis decision.
    * dedicar + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * definición del problema = problem statement.
    * definir un problema = delineate + problem.
    * delimitar un problema = isolate + problem.
    * desarrollarse sin problemas = go + smoothly.
    * detectar un problema = spot + problem, spot + trouble.
    * diagnosticar el problema = diagnose + problem.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * el final de los problemas = the light at the end of the tunnel.
    * eliminar un problema = sweep away + problem, work out + kink.
    * el problema no es el qué, sino el cómo = the devil (is/lives) in the details.
    * el problema obvio = the elephant in the room.
    * el único problema = a fly in the soup, the fly in the ointment.
    * el verdadero problema = the elephant in the room.
    * encontrar el modo de paliar un problema = find + way (a)round + problem.
    * encontrarse con problemas = run into + trouble.
    * encontrarse con un problema = encounter + problem, meet with + problem, run up against + issue, come across + problem.
    * enfrentarse a un problema = challenge + threat, confront + question, cope with + problem, face + issue, face + issue, face + problem, come up against + problem, struggle with + issue, wrestle with + problem, deal with + issue.
    * enfrentarse un problema = confront + problem, experience + problem.
    * enunciado del problema = problem statement.
    * esbozar un problema = outline + problem.
    * ese es el problema = herein lies the rub, there's the rub.
    * esquivar el problema = sidestep + the problem.
    * esquivar un problema = duck + issue.
    * estar lleno de problemas = bristle with + problems.
    * evitar problemas = stay out of + trouble.
    * evitar un problema = avoid + problem.
    * exarcerbar un problema = inflame + problem.
    * exteriorizar un problema = externalise + problem.
    * forma de evitar un problema = way round + problem.
    * franquear un problema = negotiate + problem.
    * hacer frente a un problema = attack + problem, combat + problem, wrestle with + problem.
    * identificar un problema = outline + problem, identify + problem, isolate + problem.
    * ilustrar un problema = illustrate + problem.
    * investigar un problema = investigate + problem.
    * libre de problemas = problem-free, trouble free [trouble-free].
    * lleno de problemas = plagued with problems, problem-ridden.
    * llevarse los problemas a casa = bring + problems home.
    * mencionar un problema = bring + problem up.
    * meterse en problemas = get into + trouble.
    * mitigar un problema = alleviate + problem.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no tener ningún problema con = be okay with.
    * no terminar nunca de tener problemas con = have + no end of problems with.
    * obtener el enunciado del problema = elicit + problem statement.
    * ocasionar problemas = cause + problems.
    * orientado hacia la resolución de problemas = problem-orientated, problem-oriented.
    * paliar problemas = minimise + problems.
    * paliar un problema = solve + problem.
    * percatarse de un problema = alight on + problem.
    * persona con problemas de aprendizaje = learning disabled person.
    * persona o mecanismo que resuelve problemas = solver.
    * persona que intenta averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooter.
    * personas con problemas de lectura = print handicapped people, print handicapped, the.
    * personas con problemas de lectura de la letra impresa = print disabled people.
    * personas con problemas de vista, las = visually impaired, the, visually disabled, the, visually handicapped, the, visually impaired people (VIPs), visually challenged, the.
    * personas con problemas mentales = disturbed people.
    * persona sin problemas de vista = sighted person.
    * plagado de problemas = plagued with problems, problem-wracked [problem-racked].
    * plagar de problemas = bedevil.
    * plantear un problema = pose + dilemma, pose + problem, raise + question, raise + concern, raise + issue, raise + problem, articulate + problem.
    * presentar problemas = present + problems.
    * presentar un problema = pose + problem, air + problem.
    * prestar + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.
    * problema acuciante = pressing problem.
    * problema + acuciar = problem + beset.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problema + afligir = problem + afflict.
    * problema + agravar = problem + exacerbate.
    * problema alimenticio = eating problem.
    * problema asociado = attending problem.
    * problema auditivo = hearing problem.
    * problema + avecinarse = problem + lie ahead.
    * problema cada vez mayor = growing problem.
    * problema con el alcohol = drinking problem.
    * problema con los niños de la llave = latchkey problem.
    * problema cotidiano = daily problem.
    * problema de comportamiento = behaviour problem, behavioural problem.
    * problema de espacio = space problem.
    * problema de imagen = image problem.
    * problema de peso = weight problem.
    * problema de salud = health problem.
    * problema + desaparecer = problem + go away.
    * problema de seguridad = security problem.
    * problema diario = daily problem.
    * problema difícil = thorny problem, poser.
    * problema difícil de resolver = tough nut to crack, hard nut to crack, brain tickler.
    * problema doméstico = domestic problem.
    * problema económico = economic problem, financial problem.
    * problema + encontrarse = problem + lie.
    * problema en la escuela = school problem.
    * problema escolar = school problem.
    * problema espinoso = knotty problem, thorny problem, thorny issue, thorny question.
    * problema + estar = problem + lie, problem + come with.
    * problema familiar = family problem.
    * problema informático = computing problem.
    * problema inicial = startup problem.
    * problema insoluble = insoluble problem.
    * problema monetario = monetary problem.
    * problema motriz = motor disability.
    * problema peliagudo = thorny problem, thorny issue, thorny question.
    * problema pequeño = a cloud no bigger than a man's hand.
    * problema + persistir = problem + persist.
    * problema personal = personal problem.
    * problema + plantearse = problem + come with.
    * problema práctico = practical problem.
    * problema racial = racial conflict, ethnic conflict.
    * problema + radicar = trouble + lie.
    * problema real = real problem.
    * problema + residir = problem + reside, problem + lie, problem + come with.
    * problemas = trouble, crisis [crises, -pl.], problem areas, trials and tribulations, trouble at mill.
    * problemas auditivos = impaired hearing, hearing impairment, hearing disability.
    * problemas cada vez mayores = mounting problems.
    * problemas con el alcohol = problem drinking.
    * problemas con la bebida = problem drinking.
    * problemas con la vista = poor eyesight.
    * problemas de la vida = life problems [life-problems].
    * problemas del crecimiento = growing pains.
    * problemas de lectura = reading difficulties.
    * problemas dentales = dental disease.
    * problemas de oído = poor hearing.
    * problema seguro = accident waiting to happen.
    * problemas familiares = family crisis.
    * problemas + girar en torno a = problems + turn on, problems + revolve around.
    * problemas inherentes al crecimiento = growing pains.
    * problemas iniciales = teething problems, teething troubles, growing pains.
    * problema siquiátrico = psychiatric problem.
    * problema social = societal problem, social problem.
    * problemas sociales = social crisis.
    * problema + surgir = problem + arise, problem + surface, problem + come with.
    * problemas visuales = visual impairment.
    * problema técnico = glitch, technical difficulty, technical problem.
    * problema técnico desconocido = gremlin.
    * quitar importancia a un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * raíz del problema, la = root of the problem, the.
    * resolución de problemas = problem solving [problem-solving].
    * resolver los problemas = iron out + the bugs.
    * resolver un problema = resolve + issue, resolve + problem, solve + problem, work out + problem, unlock + problem, settle + problem, sort out + problem, clear up + problem, work + problem + through, address + limitation, straighten out + problem, iron out + problem, work out + kink.
    * sacar a colación un problema = bring + problem up.
    * salvar un problema = circumvent + problem, negotiate + problem.
    * ser un problema = be at issue.
    * sin meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * sin problemas = smoothly, smooth [smoother -comp., smoothest -sup.], problem-free, trouble free [trouble-free], without a hitch, unproblematically, carefree, without difficulty, in good standing.
    * sin problemas de vista = sighted.
    * solución a problemas = problem solution.
    * solucionar los problemas = put + things right.
    * solucionar problemas = problem solving [problem-solving].
    * solucionar un problema = solve + problem, settle + problem, iron out + problem.
    * subproblema = sub-problem [subproblem].
    * subsanar un problema = remedy + problem.
    * superar el problema de credibilidad = overcome + credibility gap.
    * superar un problema = surmount + problem, conquer + problem, get over + problem.
    * surgir un problema de credibilidad = credibility gap + arise.
    * suscitar un problema = provoke + problem, raise + problem, raise + concern.
    * tener problema con Algo = experience + trouble with.
    * tener problemas = have + problems.
    * tener problemas con = fall + foul of, run + afoul of problems, run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * tener problemas con la ley = fall + foul of the law, go + afoul of the law, fall + afoul of the law.
    * tener un problema = experience + problem.
    * tener un problema medio resuelto = have + problem half licked.
    * tocar un problema = touch on/upon + problem.
    * toparse con un problema = encounter + problem, come across + problem.
    * tratar un problema = address + problem, deal with + problem, handle + problem, tackle + problem, address + limitation, grapple with + problem, treat + problem, address + concern.
    * tratar un problema de pasada = touch on/upon + problem.
    * trivializar un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * tropezar con problemas = run into + problems.

    * * *
    1 ( Mat) problem
    resolver un problema to solve a problem
    2 (dificultad, preocupación) problem
    nos está creando muchos problemas it is causing us a lot of problems o a lot of trouble
    problemas económicos financial difficulties o problems
    me gustaría ir, el problema es que no tengo dinero I'd like to go, the snag o trouble o problem o thing is I don't have any money
    los coches viejos siempre dan muchos problemas old cars always give a lot of trouble, old cars always play up a lot ( colloq)
    si se enteran, vas a tener problemas if they find out, you'll be in trouble
    no te hagas problema ( AmL); don't worry about it
    * * *

     

    problema sustantivo masculino
    problem;
    resolver/solucionar un problema to solve a problem;

    los coches viejos dan muchos problemas old cars give a lot of trouble;
    no te hagas problema (AmL) don't worry about it
    problema sustantivo masculino problem: les está dando muchos problemas, it is giving them a lot of trouble
    problemas económicos, financial difficulties

    ' problema' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abordar
    - acotar
    - circunscribirse
    - comprensión
    - conciencia
    - concienciarse
    - conjuntamente
    - contingente
    - deforestación
    - desarrollo
    - desforestación
    - desmenuzar
    - diferente
    - drogodependencia
    - eficacia
    - encarar
    - endemoniada
    - endemoniado
    - enfocar
    - enfocada
    - enfocado
    - enfoque
    - enrevesada
    - enrevesado
    - enunciado
    - inconveniente
    - intrincada
    - intrincado
    - magnitud
    - mano
    - orden
    - plantear
    - presentarse
    - profundizar
    - profundidad
    - radicar
    - raíz
    - remediar
    - remontar
    - replantear
    - resolución
    - resolver
    - robar
    - rompecabezas
    - salida
    - sencilla
    - sencillez
    - sencillo
    - sensibilizar
    - sinsabor
    English:
    answer
    - appreciate
    - appreciation
    - approach
    - approachable
    - arithmetic
    - attack
    - avenue
    - awkward
    - bit
    - bypass
    - can
    - care
    - central
    - come up
    - compound
    - deal with
    - define
    - devil
    - difficulty
    - emerge
    - emotional
    - form
    - formidable
    - graft
    - grapple
    - growing
    - hard
    - hassle
    - ignore
    - issue
    - knotty
    - knowledge
    - land
    - lie
    - magnitude
    - major
    - matter
    - meditate
    - meet with
    - nut
    - object
    - outstanding
    - overcome
    - pin down
    - pose
    - present
    - problem
    - question
    - relation
    * * *
    1. [dificultad] problem;
    el problema del terrorismo the terrorist problem, the problem of terrorism;
    los niños no causan más que problemas children cause nothing but trouble o problems;
    no quiero más problemas I don't want any more trouble;
    el problema es que no nos queda tiempo the problem o thing is that we don't have any time left;
    Am
    no te hagas problema don't worry about it
    2. [matemático] problem;
    resolver un problema to solve a problem
    * * *
    m problem;
    sin problema without difficulty, without any problems
    * * *
    : problem
    * * *
    problema n problem

    Spanish-English dictionary > problema

  • 9 endemoniar

    v.
    1 1 To possess with a devil (endiablar).
    2 to irritate, to provoke, to enrage. (Metaphorical)
    3 to get riled.
    4 to possess with the devil, to possess with an evil spirit.
    El ritual endemonió a María The ritual possessed Mary with the devil.
    5 to infuriate, to anger.
    Su actitud endemonia a María His attitude infuriates Mary.
    * * *
    1 to bedevil
    2 figurado (irritar) to anger
    1 figurado to get angry
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=endiablar) to bedevil
    2) (=provocar) to provoke
    2.
    See:

    Spanish-English dictionary > endemoniar

  • 10 endiablar

    v.
    1 to possess with the devil (endemoniar).
    2 to pervert, to corrupt (corromper). (Metaphorical)
    3 to be furious, to be beside oneself. (Metaphorical)
    * * *
    1 to bedevil
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=endemoniar) to bedevil, bewitch
    2) (=corromper) to pervert, corrupt
    2.
    See:

    Spanish-English dictionary > endiablar

  • 11 acosar

    • accost
    • bedevil
    • beleaguer
    • beset
    • besiege
    • harakiri
    • harass with requests
    • irritate
    • perron
    • persecuting
    • pest
    • pester with questions
    • vex

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > acosar

  • 12 asediar

    • bedevil
    • beleaguer
    • beset
    • besiege
    • chivvy
    • chivy
    • harakiri
    • harass with requests
    • pest
    • pester with questions
    • press closely
    • trouble-making
    • trouble-ridden
    • vex

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > asediar

  • 13 molestar repetidamente

    • bedevil
    • beleaguer
    • beset
    • chivy
    • harakiri
    • harass with requests
    • pest
    • pester with questions
    • trouble-making
    • trouble-ridden

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > molestar repetidamente

  • 14 molestar repetidamente

    v.
    to annoy, to badger, to bedevil, to beleaguer.
    Su actitud asa a Ricardo Her attitude annoys Richard.

    Spanish-English dictionary > molestar repetidamente

См. также в других словарях:

  • Bedevil — Be*dev il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedevilled} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedeviling} or {Bedevilling}.] 1. To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical influence; to torment. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedevil — index annoy, discompose, disconcert, disorganize, distress, disturb, embarrass, harass, harrow …   Law dictionary

  • bedevil — (v.) 1768, to treat diabolically, abuse, from BE (Cf. be ) + verbal use of DEVIL (Cf. devil) (q.v.). Meaning to mischievously confuse is from 1755; that of to drive frantic is from 1823. Related: Bedeviled (1570s, in a literal sense, possessed ); …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedevil — ► VERB (bedevilled, bedevilling; US bedeviled, bedeviling) ▪ cause continual trouble to …   English terms dictionary

  • bedevil — [bē dev′əl, bidev′əl] vt. bedeviled or bedevilled, bedeviling or bedevilling 1. to plague diabolically; torment; harass 2. to possess as with a devil; bewitch 3. to confuse completely; muddle 4. to corrupt; spoil bedevilment n …   English World dictionary

  • bedevil — verb past mistakes that continue to bedevil her he accused Congress of allowing single interest group politics to bedevil U.S. foreign policy Syn: afflict, torment, beset, assail, beleaguer, plague, blight, rack, oppress, harry, curse, dog;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bedevil — UK [bɪˈdev(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bedevil : present tense I/you/we/they bedevil he/she/it bedevils present participle bedevilling past tense bedevilled past participle bedevilled formal to cause a lot of problems for someone or… …   English dictionary

  • bedevil — verb a) To harass or cause trouble for; to plague. Guerrilla attacks continued to bedevil the larger armys supply routes. b) To perplex or bewilder …   Wiktionary

  • bedevil — transitive verb Date: 1574 1. to possess with or as if with a devil 2. to cause distress ; trouble 3. to change for the worse ; spoil 4. to confuse utterly ; bewilder • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bedevil — bedevilment, n. /bi dev euhl/, v.t., bedeviled, bedeviling or (esp. Brit.) bedevilled, bedevilling. 1. to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries. 2. to possess, as with a devil; bewitch. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • bedevil — Synonyms and related words: aggravate, annoy, badger, bait, be at, beset, bewitch, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chivy, demonize, devil, devilize, diabolize, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, exasperate, exercise, fash,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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