enfrentarse a
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enfrentarse a(
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 brave)
a. to face
En las novelas de aventuras, el héroe se enfrenta a un peligro tras otro y sale siempre victorioso.In adventure stories, the hero faces danger after danger and he's always victorious.
b. to face up to
Mis hijos viven en un mundo de fantasía, pero al final tendrán que enfrentarse a la realidad.My children live in a fantasy world, but they'll eventually have to face up to reality.
2. (to fight against or oppose)
a. to confront
Mi abuela quería ser actriz y tuvo que enfrentarse a toda su familia para conseguirlo.My grandmother wanted to be an actress and she had to confront her whole family to become one.
b. to come up against
En este lugar, el ejército cartaginés se enfrentó al ejército romano en una de las batallas más cruentas de la historia.In this place, the Carthaginian army came up against the Roman army in one of the blodiest battles in history.
c. to clash with
Lo despidieron porque se enfrentó abiertamente a uno de sus jefes.He was fired because he openly clashed with one of his bosses.
d. to face
A mí ya no me quedan fuerzas para seguir enfrentándome a él y a sus celos, y he decidido dejarlo.I don't have any strength left to continue facing him and his jealousy, and have decided to leave him.
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