piece together

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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. (to assemble)
a. montar
We pieced together a workbench from old pallets.Montamos un banco de trabajo usando viejos pallets.
2. (to make coherent)
a. reconstruir
The jury will attempt to piece together the events after hearing the testimonies of several witnesses.El jurado intentará reconstruir los eventos tras escuchar los testimonios de varios testigos.
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piece together
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. (parts)
a. montar
2. (broken object)
a. recomponer
3. (facts)
a. reconstruir
4. (evidence)
a. componer
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piece together
transitive verb
[+jigsaw puzzle, events] reconstruir
it took him four hours to piece together the broken vase
[+plan, strategy] concebir
she pieced together the torn-up letter reconstruyó la carta que estaba hecha pedazos; we eventually pieced together what had happened por fin logramos atar todos los cabos de lo que había pasado
it's like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle doctors painstakingly pieced together the broken bones the pictures could be copied only in sections that would have to be pieced together later scraps of material were saved, cut up and pieced together for quilt tops detectives were piecing together her last movements before her death Frank was beginning to piece things together slowly they began to piece together an explanation for this mystery the commission pieced together a picture of torture, humiliation and mistreatment the Russians have been trying to piece together a new allied strategy a nation struggling to piece together a new identity Mr Singh has pieced together a National Front coalition
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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