contrive

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contrive(
kuhn
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trayv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to devise)
a. idear
We need to contrive a way to increase our income.Necesitamos idear una manera de incrementar nuestros ingresos.
b. inventar
Eventually, they contrived some tools to make their work easier.Con el tiempo, inventaron herramientas para facilitarse el trabajo.
2. (to manage to do; used with "to")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Somehow, he contrived to open the window and escaped.De alguna manera, se las arregló para abrir la ventana y escapó.
The man couldn't keep a job, and he only just contrived to make ends meet.El hombre no podía conservar su trabajo y apenas se las ingeniaba para llegar a fin de mes.
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contrive
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (device, scheme)
a. idear, inventar
to contrive to do somethingarreglárselas or ingeniárselas para hacer algo
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contrive [kənˈtraɪv]
transitive verb
[+plan, scheme] inventar; idear
to contrive a means of doing sth inventar una manera de hacer algo
intransitive verb
to contrive to do (manage, arrange) lograr hacer; (try) procurar hacer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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