allow for
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to consider)
a. tener en cuenta
If you allow for taxes, your wage is really only $12 per hour.Si tienes en cuenta los impuestos, en realidad tu salario es solo de $12 por hora.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
When you draw up a budget, you always have to allow for those miscellaneous expenses, like as oil changes and such.Cuando redactas un prespuesto, siempre hay que dejar un margen para esos diversos gastos, como cambios de aceite y tal.
You always have to allow for delays with the trains here. It's an old system.Siempre hay que contar con las demoras de los trenes acá. Es un sistema viejo.
2. (to make possible)
a. permitir
The open structure of the song allows for a lot of improvisation.La estructura abierta de la canción permite mucha improvisación.
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allow for
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. tener en cuenta
add another hour to a for delaysañade una hora más por si hay retraso
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allow for
intransitive verb
tener en cuenta
after allowing for his costs después de haber tenido en cuenta sus gastos; allow for delays on some roads tengan en cuenta que puede haber retenciones en algunas carreteras; we have to allow for that possibility debemos tener presente esa posibilidad; we must allow for the cost of the wood tenemos que dejar un margen para el coste de la madera
you have to allow for a certain amount of error the Agency's budget simply did not allow for such a massive increase
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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