abrumar


abrumar
v.
1 to overwhelm.
Ellos abruman al chico They overwhelm the boy.
2 to weary, to annoy.
Sus celos abruman a Ricardo Her jealousy wearies Richard.
3 to obfuscate.
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abrumar
verbo transitivo
1 to overwhelm, crush
la abrumó con sus atenciones his attentions made her feel uncomfortable
verbo pronominal abrumarse
1 to become misty
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verb
1) to overwhelm
2) oppress
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1.
VT (=agobiar) to overwhelm; (=oprimir) to oppress, weigh down; (=cansar) to wear out, exhaust

abrumar a algn de trabajo — to overload o swamp sb with work

le abrumaron con atenciones — they made too much of a fuss of him

2.
See:
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verbo transitivo to overwhelm

abrumar a alguien con algo — con problemas/quejas to wear somebody out with something

la abrumaron con sus atenciones — she was overwhelmed by their kindness

estar abrumado de trabajo — to be snowed under with work

abrumado por las preocupaciones — weighed down with worry

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= bog down, engulf, overwhelm, swamp, overpower, weigh + heavily + upon, weigh down.
Ex. There is increased evidence that we are being bogged down today as specialization extends.
Ex. Societal changes shaking all established institutions to their foundations also threaten to engulf the public library.
Ex. The concern is that this sudden and increased flow of information is simply going to overwhelm us.
Ex. The recommendations seemed to indicate that the British Library would have been swamped with relegated books from the low-use stock of university libraries.
Ex. She was overpowered by a feeling of impotence.
Ex. Librarians, led by men like Melvil Dewey, spent the majority of their waking hours attempting to reduce library work to a 'mechanical art', and their mind-numbing articles weighed heavily upon the pages of 'Library Journal'.
Ex. The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.
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* abrumar con atenciones = kill + Nombre + with kindness, smother + Nombre + with kindness.
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verbo transitivo to overwhelm

abrumar a alguien con algo — con problemas/quejas to wear somebody out with something

la abrumaron con sus atenciones — she was overwhelmed by their kindness

estar abrumado de trabajo — to be snowed under with work

abrumado por las preocupaciones — weighed down with worry

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= bog down, engulf, overwhelm, swamp, overpower, weigh + heavily + upon, weigh down.

Ex: There is increased evidence that we are being bogged down today as specialization extends.

Ex: Societal changes shaking all established institutions to their foundations also threaten to engulf the public library.
Ex: The concern is that this sudden and increased flow of information is simply going to overwhelm us.
Ex: The recommendations seemed to indicate that the British Library would have been swamped with relegated books from the low-use stock of university libraries.
Ex: She was overpowered by a feeling of impotence.
Ex: Librarians, led by men like Melvil Dewey, spent the majority of their waking hours attempting to reduce library work to a 'mechanical art', and their mind-numbing articles weighed heavily upon the pages of 'Library Journal'.
Ex: The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.
* abrumar con atenciones = kill + Nombre + with kindness, smother + Nombre + with kindness.

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abrumar [A1 ]
vt
to overwhelm
la abrumaron con tantas atenciones she was overwhelmed by all their kindness
me abruma con sus preguntas/quejas he wears me out with his constant questions/complaints
estaba abrumado de trabajo he was snowed under with work
abrumado por las preocupaciones weighed down with worry
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abrumar (conjugate abrumar) verbo transitivo
to overwhelm;
abrumar a algn con algo ‹con problemas/quejas› to wear sb out with sth;
la abrumaron con sus atenciones she was overwhelmed by their kindness

abrumar verbo transitivo to overwhelm, crush: me abrumas con tantas atenciones, I'm overwhelmed by your kindness

'abrumar' also found in these entries:
English:
overcome
- overpower
- overwhelm
- over
- weigh
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abrumar vt
[agobiar] to overwhelm;
lo abruma tanta responsabilidad he is overwhelmed by all the responsibility;
tantas atenciones la abruman she finds all that attentiveness overwhelming;
me abruma estar entre mucha gente I find being in large crowds oppressive
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abrumar
v/t overwhelm (con o
de with);
abrumado de o
con trabajo snowed under with work
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abrumar vt
1) agobiar: to overwhelm
2) oprimir: to oppress, to burden

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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