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contestar con evasivas
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
a. not to give a straight answer
Cuando Carlos le preguntó a su jefa si le iba a subir el sueldo, ella le contestó con evasivas.When Carlos asked her boss if she was going to give him a pay raise, she didn't give him a straight answer.
b. to avoid the issue
¿Me vas a ayudar sí o no? Estoy harto de que me contestes con evasivas.Are you going to help me or aren't you? I'm tired of you avoiding the issue.
c. to dodge the issue
¿Está enamorado de Eva? - Bueno, depende de lo que entiendas por estar enamorado. - No me contestes con evasivas.Are you in love with Eva? - Well, it depends on what you mean by being in love. - Don't dodge the issue.
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