PHRASAL VERBS con "A" 5

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COME ACROSS AS something. --------- Donal "comes across as" being a bit too serious when you first meet him, but when you get to know him he can be really funny. ----------------------
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Dar la impresión, parecer. to give an impression. to behave in a way which makes people believe that you have a particular characteristic. (all these are for people only).
COME ACROSS AS something.--------- Michelle Obama "comes across well on TV, so she’d be good as" a company spokes person. ---------------------- (come across as) something.
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Dar la impresión, parecer. to give an impression. to behave in a way which makes people believe that you have a particular characteristic. (all these are for people only).
CUT ACROSS something. --------- Manuel Oviedo said, we don’t have to follow the road. It’d be quicker if we "cut across" the park. ---------------------- CUT ACROSS something.
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Tomar un atajo, cortar camino. to go from one side of an area to the other instead of going round it, in order to get somewhere quickly.
CUT ACROSS something. --------- Ramon said, If we "cut across" this field it'll save time. ---------------------- (cut across) something.
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Tomar un atajo, cortar camino. to go from one side of an area to the other instead of going round it, in order to get somewhere quickly.
GET something ACROSS. --------- Even though Ismael’s studied English for many years, he still has trouble "getting his ideas across" in a conversation. ---------------------- GET something ACROSS.
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Comunicar, expresar. to successfully communicate an idea to other people. (see also: put across).
GET something ACROSS. --------- George Ramos said that there's only so much you can "get across" in a short advertisement. ---------------------- GET something ACROSS.
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Comunicar, expresar. to successfully communicate an idea to other people. (see also: put across).
PUT ACROSS something. --------- Martin said that his written English is excellent, but sometimes he finds it difficult to "put his views across" in a conversation. ---------------------- PUT ACROSS something.
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Comunicar, expresar. to explain or express something clearly so that people understand it easily. (see also: get across).
PUT ACROSS something. --------- Trump said, the government needs to "put across" the message that the economy is starting to recover. ---------------------- PUT ACROSS something.
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Comunicar, expresar. to explain or express something clearly so that people understand it easily. (see also: get across).
RUN ACROSS somebody/something. ----------- Kaz said, I "ran across" an old friend at the mall yesterday. We went to school together, but we hadn’t seen each other for years. ---------------------- RUN ACROSS somebody/something.
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Toparse con, encontrarse con, concruzarse con. to meet someone you know when you are not expecting to meet them. (see also: bump into, come across, run into).
RUN ACROSS somebody/something. ----------- April said, I "ran across" an ex-boyfriend of mine in town the other day. ---------------------- RUN ACROSS somebody/something.
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Toparse con, encontrarse con, concruzarse con. to meet someone you know when you are not expecting to meet them. (see also: bump into, come across, run into).
DECIDE AGAINST something/somebody. --------- Obama said, after thinking about it for a while, I "decided against" quitting my job and starting my own company. If it failed, I’d lose everything. ---------------------- (decide against) something/somebody.
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Decidirse a ir en contra de algo o alguien. to not choose someone or something.
DECIDE AGAINST something/somebody. --------- Franco said, in the end we "decided against" the mobile home because it was too small, so in stead will buy a house. ---------------------- DECIDE AGAINST something/somebody.
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Decidirse a ir en contra de algo o alguien. to not choose someone or something.
GO AGAINST something/somebody. --------- Salaries can’t be increased now because it’d "go against" the company’s cost-cutting policy. ---------------------- GO AGAINST something/somebody.
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ir en contra de. to do the opposite of what someone has asked or advised you to do.
GO AGAINST something/somebody. --------- Maria Ovi said, I "went against" my father's advice and bought the house. ---------------------- GO AGAINST something/somebody.
IR ENCONTRA Algo.
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ir en contra de, hacer lo contrario. IR ENCONTRA Algo. to do the opposite of what someone has asked or advised you to do.
RUN AGAINST somebody. --------- John Kerry "ran against" George W. Bush in the 2004 U.S. presidential election and he lost, though some say he was cheated out of a victory. ---------------------- RUN AGAINST somebody.
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Competir con, contender con, rivalizar con. to be in opposition to someone/something.
RUN AGAINST somebody. --------- Opinion is "running against" his policies and Donal has very little support. ---------------------- RUN AGAINST somebody.
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Competir con, contender con, rivalizar con. to be in opposition to someone/something.
SET somebody AGAINST something/somebody. --------- Luis Gutierrez said that the new tax was very unpopular and "set a lot of people against" the government. ---------------------- SET somebody AGAINST something/somebody.
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Poner en contra de. to make one person or group of people start to fight or argue with another person or group.
SET somebody AGAINST something/somebody. --------- Please don't "set Papioly against" me by spreading rumors that I talk about him behind his back. ---------------------- SET somebody AGAINST something/somebody.
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Poner en contra de. to make one person or group of people start to fight or argue with another person or group
GUARD AGAINST something. --------- Ibanka asked, how can we "guard against" our children forming bad habits such as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and eating junk food?. ---------------------- GUARD AGAINST something.
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Cuidarse de, Cuidarse encontra de, protegerse encontra de. to try to prevent something from happening, or to try to prevent something from harming you.
GUARD AGAINST something. --------- Rose the therapist said that emotional dependency is something you have to "guard against" in a relationship. ---------------------- (guard against) something.
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Cuidarse de, Cuidarse encontra de, protegerse encontra de. to try to prevent something from happening, or to try to prevent something from harming you.
GUARD AGAINST something. --------- Hey Quito, wear a sunhat to "guard against" sunburn. ---------------------- GUARD AGAINST something.
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Cuidarse de, Cuidarse encontra de, protegerse encontra de. to try to prevent something from happening, or to try to prevent something from harming you.
matchmaker. --------- A "matchmaker" is a person who tries to arrange marriages or relationships between others. ---------------------- matchmaker.
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Casamentero. a marriage arranger. a person who tries to bring two people together so that they will marry each other.
matchmaker. --------- Many cultures have a designated "matchmaker" who introduces young people and their families. ---------------------- matchmaker.
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Casamentero. a marriage arranger. a person who tries to bring two people together so that they will marry each other.

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