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I always thought that apurar meant exclusively to hurry. Recently I see it may mean to be in trouble. Dictionary searches indicate that it may also refer to scarcity. Are the meanings referring to trouble and scarcity common usages?
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They are common meanings.

- Prometió llevar a los niños a Disneylandia y luego se vio en apuros para juntar el dinero.
He promised to take the children to Disneyland and then he struggled to get the money.

- Si necesitas salir de apuros, puedes vender tus joyas.
If you're out of money, you can sell your jewels.

- Me metí en apuros por decir que terminaría hoy el trabajo.
I got in trouble for saying I'd finish the job today.

- Cuando era niño, tuvimos muchos apuros económicos.
When I was a child, we struggled with poverty.

- Qué bueno que el jefe reconoció mis apuros y me dio un aumento.
I'm glad the boss acknowledged my plight and gave me a rise.

- Con el apuro, ya no vi qué hora era.
I was in a hurry and I couldn't see what time it was.


And there's one more, as feeling ashamed, but I almost don't hear this one used often:
- Me dio apuro ver cómo hacías el ridículo.
I cringed to see you making a fool of yourself.
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