call on
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call on(
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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 seek help from)
a. recurrir
I'm lucky to have such good friends I can call on if I get myself in a jam.Soy afortunado de tener buenos amigos a quienes puedo recurrir si me meto en un aprieto.
b. apelar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
The principal has called on teachers to use a more holistic approach to teaching their students.La directora ha apelado a los profesores para que usen un enfoque más holístico al enseñar a sus alumnos.
2. (to visit)
a. visitar
I should like to call on you tomorrow afternoon if you're free.Me gustaría visitarte mañana por la tarde si estás libre.
b. pasar a ver
Russell is planning on calling on us when he's in town for the weekend.Russell está planeado pasar a vernos cuando esté por aquí el fin de semana.
3. (to ask to speak)
a. pasar la palabra
Every time the teacher calls on Dan, he knows how to answer.Cada vez que la maestra le pasa la palabra a Dan, él sabe cómo responder.
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call on
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. (request)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to c on somebody to do somethinginstar a alguien a que haga algo
2. (visit)
a. visitar
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call on
intransitive verb
1 (visit) pasar a ver
2 (also call upon) (appeal)
to call (up)on sb for help pedir ayuda a algn; acudir a algn pidiendo ayuda; to call (up)on sb to do sth (appeal) apelar a algn para que haga algo; (demand) exigir a algn que haga algo; he called (up)on the nation to be strong hizo un llamamiento a la nación para que se mostrara fuerte
3 (also call upon) (invite to speak) ceder or pasar la palabra a
I now call (up)on Mr Brown to speak cedo la palabra al Sr. Brown
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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