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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 rear)
a. educar
That boy has no manners. He must not have been brought up very well.Ese chico no tiene buenos modales. No han de haberlo educado muy bien.
b. criar
My parents brought me up in a home with a big backyard.Mis padres me criaron en una casa con un patio trasero grande.
2. (to mention)
a. sacar a relucir
I know this is a sensitive topic, but we need to bring it up in order to deal with it.Sé que esto es un tema delicado, pero tenemos que sacarlo a relucir para resolverlo.
b. sacar a colación
I don't know why he insists on bringing up politics when he knows it will cause disagreement.No sé porque insiste en sacar la política a colación cuando sabe que causará conflicto.
c. sacar el tema
Don't bring up the dance. She's mad because her boyfriend stood her up.No saques el tema del baile. Está enojada porque su novio la dejó plantada.
3. (to position oneself)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
One of our guides led the group, while the other brought up the rear.Uno de nuestros guías mostraba el camino al grupo mientras que el otro cerraba la marcha.
Our squad brought up the rear, always watching out for the enemy from behind.Nuestro pelotón iba a la retaguardia, siempre alertas por si el enemigo llegara por detrás.
4. (to vomit)
a. vomitar
I must have eaten something bad because I brought it up an hour later.Debo de haber comido algo en mal estado porque lo vomité una hora después.
b. devolver
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
I brought up my breakfast on the conference table in the middle of the meeting.Devolví el desayuno en la mesa de conferencia en plena reunión.
5. (to cause to rise)
a. hacer subir (price, temperature)
The approaching warm front will bring up temperatures for a few days.El frente cálido que se acerca hará subir las temperaturas durante unos días.
6. (to force to appear)
a. hacer comparecer a alguien
His ex-wife brought him up before a judge to obtain custody of the children.Su exesposa lo hizo comparecer ante un juez para obtener la custodia de los niños.
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bring up
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. (subject)
a. sacar a colación
2. (child)
a. educar
I was brought up in Spainfui criado en España
they're very well/badly brought upestán muy bien/mal educados
3. (vomit)
a. vomitar
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bring up
transitive verb
1 (carry) subir; [+person] hacer subir
2 (rear) [+child] criar; educar
a well brought up child un niño bien educado; she was badly brought up la criaron de manera poco satisfactoria; he was brought up to believe that ... lo educaron en la creencia de que ...; where were you brought up? ¡cómo se ve que no has ido a colegios de pago!
3 [+subject] sacar a colación; sacar a relucir; (in meeting) plantar
4 (vomit) devolver; vomitar
to bring sb up short parar a algn en seco
to bring up the rear (Mil) cerrar la marcha
to bring sb up in court (Jur) hacer comparecer a algn ante el magistrado
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