elaborar algo

USAGE NOTE
The indefinite pronoun "algo" ("something") can be replaced in this phrase with a noun, a pronoun, a phrase, etc., as shown in the examples.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to create something)
a. to produce something
Las abejas elaboran su miel en el panal.The bees produce their honey in the honeycomb.
b. to make something
Hace falta mucho arte para elaborar algo tan aparentemente sencillo como una pizza.It takes a lot of skill to make something so seemingly simple as a pizza.
c. to prepare something
Le llevará horas elaborar este complicado plato de la cocina india.It'll take you hours to prepare this complicated Indian dish.
2. (to conceive something)
a. to devise something
Un grupo de internos elaboró un plan para escapar de la prisión.A group of inmates devised a plan to escape from prison.
b. to draw up something
El sindicato está elaborando una propuesta para la negociación.The union is drawing up a proposal for the negotiation.
3. (to write something)
a. to draw up something
Necesitas abogados para elaborar los contratos.You need lawyers to draw up the contracts.
b. to prepare something
Pasé el fin de semana elaborando el informe para la reunión del lunes.I spent the weekend preparing the report for the Monday meeting.
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