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desesperar  

a       vt  
1    (=exasperar)  
mi hermano me desespera      my brother drives me mad o crazy, my brother is infuriating o maddening  
me desespera que el tren llegue tarde      it's infuriating o maddening when the train is late  
2    (=desalentar)  
no dejes que sus críticas te desesperen      don't let their criticism make you lose hope o heart, don't let their criticism get to you *     
tantos problemas la desesperaron y acabó dimitiendo      all these problems drove her to despair and in the end she resigned  
b       vi   (=perder la esperanza)   to despair, lose hope  
sigue adelante, no desesperes      keep at it, don't despair o lose hope  
desesperar de hacer algo      frm   to despair of doing sth, lose all hope of doing sth  
REFRANES el que espera, desespera :   waiting gets you down  
c    desesperarse      vpr  
1    (=exasperarse)  
me desespero con tanto trabajo      all this work is driving me mad o crazy  
me estaba desesperando porque el taxi no llegaba      the taxi still hadn't come and I was going mad o crazy o getting desperate  
2    (=desalentarse)   to despair, lose hope  
nunca se desespera aunque las cosas le vayan mal      she never loses hope o despairs even when things go badly for her  
no te desesperes si no apruebas a la primera      if you don't pass first time, don't despair o give up hope  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
to despair of doing sth
[Formal]
exp.
lose all hope of doing sth
[Formal]

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