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1.1(fate/news/consequences) funesto(fate/consequences/news) nefastoto be in dire straits — estar en una situación desesperada
- Reality is never messed with for long without the most dire, most immediate consequences.
- But even less dire circumstances can warrant a second look.
- People are very reluctant to accept pay cuts, even when the company is in pretty dire straits.
- I knew if we continued to roll until we were inverted, our situation would become dire.
- The resulting funding slowdown comes as Michigan schools are in dire need of repair.
- "The situation is pretty dire, " said Thomas.
- "In this village most families are in dire poverty, " he said.
- Our Christmas dinner was immensely enjoyed by all, despite the dire shortage of drinks.
- Neglect of the physical constraints of holiness could be punished with the most dire consequences.
- But Wisconsin is arguably in the most dire straits.
- As winter sets in, as many as 5 million face dire food shortages.
- She would have laughed if the situation hadn't been so dire.
- He also warned the government of dire consequences if the administration tried to stop either of the batches.
- The lessons appear clear: engage the moderates or the consequences could be dire.
- Today, ten years later, the situation is just as dire, especially in rural areas.
- I choked helplessly as the need for air became dire.
- There are others though who, not only cannot do this, but are in fact in very dire circumstances.
- The situation isn't so dire in Northeast Asia, especially in booming China.
- The situation won't be nearly as dire if the astronauts manage to get their main oxygen generator working again.
- Discussion then moved on to other potential candidates in similar dire need of counselling.
1.2British informal (very bad)espantoso informalatroz
- Worst of all was the sound quality, which was just dire, and detracted from the event considerably.
- Yet, it was dire, dismal, as dreary as the grey mist that enveloped the new stadium for the duration of the game.
- Unfortunately, the look is garish and the build quality dire.
- The second period wasn't dire in comparison to the first, but the game was in danger of dying a death after the interval.
- This coincided with his appearance in the movie, a fact that overrode the track's dire, insipid quality.
2(ominous)(warning) serio(warning) gravehe made dire predictions about the economy — hizo pronósticos más que alarmantes sobre la economía
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