hacer un esfuerzo
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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. (general)
a. to make an effort
Tuve que hacer un gran esfuerzo para no soltar una carcajada.I had to make a big effort not to burst out laughing.
b. to try
Tendrías que hacer un esfuerzo por ser más puntual.You should try to be more punctual.
c. to try hard
El gobierno hizo un esfuerzo enorme por mejorar las condiciones de trabajo de los mineros.The government tried really hard to improve miners' working conditions.
d. to make an attempt
Marta hizo un esfuerzo por sonreír, pero, en lugar de ello, una mueca distorsionó su cara.Marta made an attempt at a smile, but, instead, a grimace distorted her face.
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