dificultar


dificultar
v.
1 to hinder.
2 to make difficult, to obstruct, to encumber, to hinder.
3 to make it difficult to, to make it laborious to, to make it cumbersome to, to make it hard to.
Ella estorba cocinar She makes it cumbersome to cook.
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dificultar
verbo transitivo
1 to make difficult, hinder, obstruct
el fumar le dificultó la respiración smoking made it difficult for him to breathe
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VT
1) (=obstaculizar) [+ camino] to obstruct; [+ tráfico] to hold up
2) (=hacer difícil) [+ trabajo] to make difficult; [+ progreso] to hinder, stand in the way of; [+ movimientos] to restrict

las restricciones dificultan el comercio — the restrictions hinder trade o make trade difficult

dificultar que suceda algo — to make it unlikely that sth will happen

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verbo transitivo to make ... difficult

la niebla dificultó la conducción — the fog made driving difficult

las obras dificultaban la circulación — the roadworks held up the traffic

dificultaba los intentos de rescate — it hindered the rescue attempts

estos obstáculos dificultan el progreso — these obstacles stand in the way of progress

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= encumber, hamper, hinder, interfere with, make + it + difficult, make + difficult, snag, constrict.
Ex. It is extremely difficult for SLIS to compete with other interests which are less encumbered on equal terms.
Ex. Unfortunately, the inclusion of abstracts in most services tends to hamper currency.
Ex. In practice the application of recall and precision in the evaluation of indexes is hindered by the difficulty of evaluating some of the components in the definition.
Ex. You should use other symbols, without necessarily having them reproduced on the card where they certainly do interfere with the intelligibility and ease of reading.
Ex. This will make it yet more difficult for the information worker and the end user to keep up to date with the full range of data bases.
Ex. These reforms may in turn make the implementation of proposal difficult.
Ex. Floor surfaces should be chosen as a guide for the blind while avoiding deep carpets which snag wheel chairs = Se debería el suelo para guiar a los ciegos aunque debe evitarse las alfombras gruesas ya que dificultan el deslizamiento de las sillas de ruedas.
Ex. The gland was pale pink in colour with an hourglass shape that was constricted in the middle.
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verbo transitivo to make ... difficult

la niebla dificultó la conducción — the fog made driving difficult

las obras dificultaban la circulación — the roadworks held up the traffic

dificultaba los intentos de rescate — it hindered the rescue attempts

estos obstáculos dificultan el progreso — these obstacles stand in the way of progress

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= encumber, hamper, hinder, interfere with, make + it + difficult, make + difficult, snag, constrict.

Ex: It is extremely difficult for SLIS to compete with other interests which are less encumbered on equal terms.

Ex: Unfortunately, the inclusion of abstracts in most services tends to hamper currency.
Ex: In practice the application of recall and precision in the evaluation of indexes is hindered by the difficulty of evaluating some of the components in the definition.
Ex: You should use other symbols, without necessarily having them reproduced on the card where they certainly do interfere with the intelligibility and ease of reading.
Ex: This will make it yet more difficult for the information worker and the end user to keep up to date with the full range of data bases.
Ex: These reforms may in turn make the implementation of proposal difficult.
Ex: Floor surfaces should be chosen as a guide for the blind while avoiding deep carpets which snag wheel chairs = Se debería el suelo para guiar a los ciegos aunque debe evitarse las alfombras gruesas ya que dificultan el deslizamiento de las sillas de ruedas.
Ex: The gland was pale pink in colour with an hourglass shape that was constricted in the middle.

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dificultar [A1 ]
vt
to make … difficult
la niebla dificultó el acceso al lugar del accidente the fog made it difficult to reach the scene of the accident
el desconocer el idioma le dificulta el trabajo not knowing the language makes his job more difficult
las obras dificultaban el paso de vehículos the roadworks hampered o restricted o obstructed the flow of traffic
dificultaba los intentos de rescate it hindered o hampered the rescue attempts
estos obstáculos dificultan el progreso these obstacles stand in the way of progress o hinder progress o make progress difficult
prendas sueltas que no dificultan los movimientos loose garments which don't restrict your movements
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dificultar (conjugate dificultar) verbo transitivo
to make … difficult
'dificultar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
anquilosar
- complicar
- embarazar
- entorpecer
- impedir
English:
deter
- hamper
- hinder
- impede
- inhibit
- interfere
- arrest
- constrict
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dificultar vt
[estorbar] to hinder; [obstruir] to obstruct;
la gran cantidad de transeúntes dificultaba el rodaje the large number of passers-by made filming more difficult;
unas zanjas dificultaban el paso some ditches made progress difficult;
el viento dificultaba la navegación the wind made sailing difficult
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dificultar
v/t hinder
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dificultar vt
: to make difficult, to obstruct
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dificultar vb to hinder / to make difficult
el fuerte viento dificultó el rescate the strong wind made the rescue difficult

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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