no darse por entendido

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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. (general)
a. to take no notice
Le pregunté a mi padre que si me prestaba el carro, pero él no se dio por entendido.I asked my father whether I could borrow his car, but he took no notice.
b. to turn a deaf ear
A pesar de que las nuevas medidas recibieron duras críticas, el gobierno no se dio por entendido.Despite the fact that the new measures were harshly criticized, the government turned a deaf ear.
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