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pretexto

 
pretexto
masculine noun
1. (alleged reason) 
a. pretext 
Juan trató de usar el pretexto de estar en el equipo de fútbol para que no haga su tarea.Juan tried to use the pretext of being on the soccer team to avoid doing his homework.
b. excuse 
Necesito un buen pretexto para no ir a clases mañana.I need a good excuse to not go to school tomorrow.
pretexto
Noun
1. (general) 
a. pretext, excuse 
pretexto
pretext
vino con el pretexto de ver al abuelo he came on the pretext of visiting Granddad; con el pretexto de que ... on the pretext that ...; era solo un pretexto para no venir it was only an excuse not to come; bajo ningún pretexto under no circumstances; so pretexto de under pretext of; tomar a pretexto to use as an excuse
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