hacer funcionar
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hacer funcionar
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 make something run)
a. to operate
¿Sabes hacer funcionar esta máquina? - Creo que sí. Déjame ver.Do you know how to operate this machine? - I think so. Let me see.
2. (to make successful)
a. to make work
No tenemos mucho dinero para organizar un gran espectáculo, pero podemos hacerlo funcionar con lo que tenemos.We don't have a lot of money to put up a big show, but we can make it work with that we have.
b. to make work out (relationship)
Podemos hacer funcionar esta relación si nos comunicamos mejor.We can make this relationship work out if we communicate better.
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