entregarse a(
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treh
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gahr
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to capitulate to)
a. to surrender to
Los pocos soldados que habían sobrevivido al ataque se entregaron al enemigo.The few soldiers who had survived the attack surrendered to the enemy.
b. to give oneself up to
La asesina se entregó a la policía dos días después del asesinato.The murderess gave herself up to the police two days after the murder.
c. to turn oneself in to
El director de banco que había huido con dos millones de dólares acabó por entregarse a las autoridades.The bank manager who had fled with two million dollars ended up turning himself in to the authorities.
2. (to dedicate oneself to)
a. to devote oneself to
Eva dejó la medicina para entregarse a la pintura, que era su verdadera pasión.Eva left her medical career to devote herself to painting, which was her true passion.
3. (to abandon oneself to)
a. to take to
Tras la pérdida de su hijo y su esposo en el accidente, Catalina se entregó a las drogas.After losing her son and husband at the accident, Catalina took to drugs.
b. to give in to
Cuando perdí el trabajo, me entregué a la desesperación.When I lost my job, I gave in to desperation.
c. to succumb to
La princesa, que no había dejado de llorar en toda la noche, se entregó por fin al sueño.The princess, who had not stopped crying all night, finally succumbed to sleep.
4. (to give oneself sexually to)
a. to give oneself to
Ella se entregó a él porque le amaba y creía que él la correspondía.She gave herself to him because she loved him and believed he loved her back.
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