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come before

come before(
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 take place before)
a. preceder a
Henry VII came before his more famous son, Henry VIII, as king of England.Enrique VII precedió a su hijo más famoso, Enrique VIII, como rey de Inglaterra.
2. (legal; to be reviewed)
a. presentarse ante
The case that is coming before the judge today is an unusual one.El que se presenta hoy ante el juez es un caso peculiar.
3. (to be more important than)
a. estar antes
Your education has to come before sports or other extracurricular activities.Tu educación tiene que estar antes del deporte u otras actividades extracurriculares.
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come before
intransitive verb
(Jur) [+person] comparecer ante
his case came before the courts su caso llegó a los tribunales
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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