surtir efecto
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surtir efecto
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to take effect
Las nuevas medidas económicas tardarán un par de meses en surtir efecto.The new economic measures will take a couple of months to take effect.
b. to have an effect
No estoy seguro de que el tratamiento surtirá efecto, pero hay que intentarlo.I'm not sure if the treatment will have an effect, but we have to try.
c. to work
Para que esta pastilla surta efecto, necesita tomarla en ayunas.In order for this pill to work, you need to take it on an empty stomach.
d. to be effective
La nueva estrategia para hacer despegar a la compañía solo va a surtir efecto si todos los empleados sienten que tienen algo que ganar.The new strategy to turn around the company will only be effective if all employees feel like they have a stake in it.
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