bring about
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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 cause)
a. provocar
It was the senator's refusal to compromise on this policy that eventually brought about his downfall.Fue la intransigencia del senador respecto a esta política lo que finalmente provocó su caída.
b. ocasionar
I was surprised, and couldn't help wondering what had brought about this change of heart.Me sorprendí, y no pude evitar preguntarme qué podría haber ocasionado este cambio de actitud.
c. traer consigo
It was hoped that the marriage would bring about a reconciliation between the two warring clans.Se esperaba que la boda trajera consigo una reconciliación entre los dos clanes en guerra.
2. (nautical)
a. hacer virar
It was almost impossible to bring the ship about in such heavy seas.Era casi imposible hacer virar el barco en la mar gruesa que había.
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bring about
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. (cause)
a. provocar, ocasionar
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bring about
transitive verb
1 [+change] provocar; [+crisis, death, war] ocasionar; provocar
2 [+boat] virar; dar la vuelta a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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