throw together

throw 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. (to prepare quickly)
a. improvisar
We didn't have time to go to the grocery store, so we just threw something together using what we had at home.No tuvimos para ir al supermercado, así que improvisamos algo usando lo que teníamos en casa.
b. pergeñar
Would you be able to throw together a short presentation about your experiencies?¿Podrías pergeñar una presentación corta sobre tus experiencias?
c. hacer a la carrera
The band threw together a set list just before they went out on stage.La banda hizo una lista de canciones a la carrera justo antes de salir al escenario.
2. (to gather quickly)
a. juntar
They only had time to throw together a few things, stuff them in a suitcase, and flee in the middle of the night.Solo tuvieron tiempo para juntar unas pocas cosas, meterlas en una maleta y escaparnos en mitad de la noche.
3. (to cause to meet)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It seemed that fate had thrown the two together, and they fell madly in love.Parecía que el destino había querido que los dos se conocieran, y se enamoraron locamente uno por el otro.
It was dumb luck that had thrown us together, and we had to overcome our differences.Fue pura casualidad que nos había unido, y tuvimos que superar nuestras diferencias.
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throw 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. (assemble or gather hurriedly)
a. juntar a la carrera
2. (make hurriedly)
a. pergeñar
chance had thrown us togetherel azar quiso que nos conociéramos
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throw together
transitive verb
1 (make hastily) [+costume, plan, essay] hacer a la carrera; pergeñar; [+meal] preparar a la carrera; improvisar
I had to throw it together at the last minute, in time for the performance too often picnics consist of throwing together some sandwiches they threw together an idea for a short film
2 (gather together) [+clothes] juntar rápidamente; [+people] juntar
he threw a few things together and dashed out of the house juntó rápidamente unas cuantas cosas y salió disparado de la casa; fate had thrown them together el destino les había juntado; people whom circumstances have thrown together personas a las que han juntado or unido las circunstancias; we were thrown together a good deal, working in the same office como trabajábamos en la misma oficina nos veíamos mucho
the cast and crew were thrown together, 12 hours a day if men and women are thrown together, there's bound to be sexual tension we were thrown together in a tiny boat for 60 days
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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