dar lugar a

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dar lugar a(
dahr
 
loo
-
gahr
 
ah
)
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. (general)
a. to cause
Se teme que la falta de acuerdo pueda dar lugar a un conflicto armado entre ambas facciones.It's feared that the lack of agreement might cause an armed conflict between both factions.
b. to bring about
La actuación policial ha dado lugar a críticas en medios de comunicación de todos los signos políticos.The police action has brought about criticism in media of all political hues.
c. to give rise to
Las declaraciones de la actriz dieron lugar a muchas especulaciones sobre su matrimonio.The actress' statement gave rise to a lot of speculation about her marriage.
d. to lead to
Se precisa una nueva política gubernamental que dé lugar a cambios radicales en el país.A new government policy is needed that leads to radical changes in the country.
e. to provoke
Fue la pobreza y el hambre lo que dio lugar a la revuelta.It was poverty and hunger that provoked the uprising.
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