precaverse

precaverse(
preh
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kah
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behr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to be cautious; often used with "de" or "contra")
a. to take precautions
Los propietarios de viviendas deben precaverse contra los ladrones.Homeowners have to take precautions against burglars.
b. to be on one's guard
Esta zona de la ciudad es un poco peligrosa. Habrá que precaverse.This part of the city is a bit rough. We need to be on our guard.
c. to guard against
Hay que precaverse de los murmuradores y los criticones.You have to guard against gossips and backbiters.
precaver
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to take steps to avoid)
a. to guard against
No puedes precaver cualquier posible percance en un viaje.You can't guard against any possible mishaps in a journey.
b. to try to prevent
Debemos precaver los riesgos de esta complicada operación financiera.We must try to prevent the risks involved in this complicated financial operation.
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precaver
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to guard against
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to take precautions
precaverse de o contrato guard (oneself) against
precaver
transitive verb
(prevenir) to try to prevent; guard against; (anticipar) to forestall; (evitar) to stave off;
pronominal verb
precaverse to be on one's guard; take precautions;contra against
precaverse de algo to be on one's guard against sth; beware of sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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