Translation: from spanish

to get worse and worse

  • 1 agravar

    v.
    1 to aggravate.
    Su soberbia enconó la ira de María His pride exacerbated Ann's wrath.
    2 to make more sick, to make more ill, to make sicker.
    * * *
    1 to aggravate, worsen
    1 to get worse, worsen
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=hacer más grave) [+ pena] to increase; [+ dolor] to make worse; [+ situación] to aggravate; (fig) (=oprimir) to oppress, burden ( con with)
    2) (=hacer más pesado) to weigh down, make heavier
    2.
    VI
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to make... worse, aggravate
    2.
    agravarse v pron problema/situación to become worse, worsen; enfermo to deteriorate, get worse
    * * *
    = aggravate, exacerbate.
    Ex. This situation has been severely aggravated by the sudden withdrawal of nearly a decade of federal largesse toward education and education-related activities.
    Ex. They exist in manual systems, and as we have already pointed out, they are only exacerbated by automated systems.
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    * agravarse = see + at their worst, flare up.
    * agravar una crisis = exacerbate + crisis.
    * agravar una situación = exacerbate + situation, aggravate + situation.
    * agravar un conflicto = exacerbate + conflict.
    * agravar un problema = compound + problem.
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * problema + agravar = problem + exacerbate.
    * situación + agravar = situation + exacerbate.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to make... worse, aggravate
    2.
    agravarse v pron problema/situación to become worse, worsen; enfermo to deteriorate, get worse
    * * *
    = aggravate, exacerbate.

    Ex: This situation has been severely aggravated by the sudden withdrawal of nearly a decade of federal largesse toward education and education-related activities.

    Ex: They exist in manual systems, and as we have already pointed out, they are only exacerbated by automated systems.
    * agravarse = see + at their worst, flare up.
    * agravar una crisis = exacerbate + crisis.
    * agravar una situación = exacerbate + situation, aggravate + situation.
    * agravar un conflicto = exacerbate + conflict.
    * agravar un problema = compound + problem.
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * problema + agravar = problem + exacerbate.
    * situación + agravar = situation + exacerbate.

    * * *
    agravar [A1 ]
    vt
    to make … worse, aggravate
    «problema/situación» to become worse, worsen; «enfermo» to deteriorate, get worse
    * * *

    agravar ( conjugate agravar) verbo transitivo
    to make … worse, aggravate
    agravarse verbo pronominal [problema/situación] to become worse, worsen;
    [ enfermo] to deteriorate, get worse
    agravar verbo transitivo to aggravate
    ' agravar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    aggravate
    - compound
    - exacerbate
    * * *
    vt
    [situación, enfermedad] to aggravate
    * * *
    v/t make worse, aggravate
    * * *
    1) : to increase (weight), to make heavier
    2) empeorar: to aggravate, to worsen
    * * *
    agravar vb to make worse

    Spanish-English dictionary > agravar

  • 2 hacer mella en

    (en objeto) to dent 2 (en persona) to make an impression on 3 (en honor, reputación) to damage
    * * *
    (v.) = dent, make + a dent in, take + a bite out of
    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. Inflation has already taken a substantial bite out of educational programs, and the situation will probably get worse.
    * * *
    (v.) = dent, make + a dent in, take + a bite out of

    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: Inflation has already taken a substantial bite out of educational programs, and the situation will probably get worse.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer mella en

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