hacerse con
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hacerse con(
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 take hold of or come to have)
a. to seize
Los militares dieron un golpe de estado en un intento fracasado por hacerse con el poder.The military carried out a coup d'état in a failed attempt to seize power.
b. to get hold of
Necesitamos hacernos con esos datos por cualquier medio posible, ya sea lícito o ilícito.We need to get hold of that data by any possible means, either licit or illicit.
c. to take
El ejército enemigo se hizo con la ciudad tras tenerla sitiada durante tres semanas.The enemy army took the city after a three-week siege.
d. to get
Esa guitarra eléctrica es una Gibson, ¿no? ¿Cómo conseguiste hacerte con ella?That electric guitar is a Gibson, isn't it? How did you manage to get it?
e. to gain
Si mi hermano me vende sus acciones, me haré con el control de la empresa familiar.If my brother sells me his shares, I'll gain control of the family company.
f. to win
El equipo se hizo con el título tras vencer a su contrincante en una final muy reñida.The team won the title after beating its opponent at a hard-fought final.
2. (to cope with)
a. to get to grips with
Todavía no me he hecho con todos estos cambios. Necesito más tiempo.I haven't got to grips with all these changes yet. I need more time.
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