sacar adelante
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sacar adelante(
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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 provide for and give an education to)
a. to bring up
Mi madre se quedó viuda muy joven, y tuvo que sacarnos adelante ella sola.My mother became a widow when she was very young, and she had to bring us up on her own.
b. to give a good start in life
Los padres de Ana eran pobres, pero lograron sacarla adelante.Ana's parents were poor, but they managed to give her a good start in life.
2. (to keep going)
a. to get off the ground
Tuvieron que invertir mucho dinero para sacar el proyecto adelante.They had to invest a lot of money to get the project off the ground.
b. to make a success of
Conseguí sacar la zapatería adelante solo a base de mucho esfuerzo.I managed to make a success of my shoe store only by working very hard.
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