hacer uso de
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hacer uso de
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. (general)
a. to exercise
Cuando interpusimos la demanda contra el gobierno, solo estábamos haciendo uso de nuestros derechos constitucionales.When we brought a lawsuit against the government, we were just exercising our constitutional rights.
b. to use
La policía hizo uso de la fuerza para disolver la manifestación.The police used force to break the demonstration up.
c. to make use of
El país podría salir de la pobreza si hiciera un mejor uso de sus recursos naturales.The country could rise out of poverty by making better use of its natural resources.
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