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come up with

come up with(
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 think of)
a. idear
They were told to come up with a plan to solve the traffic problem before the festival started.Les dijeron que idearan un plan para resolver el problema de tráfico antes del comienzo del festival.
b. sugerir
Blanca came up with an ingenious solution to the flooding problem in the park.Blanca sugirió una solución ingeniosa para el problema de las inundaciones del parque.
c. proponer
As an art teacher I was asked to come up with a project for the art auction at my son's school.Por ser docente de plástica, me pidieron que propusiera un proyecto para una subasta de arte en la escuela de mi hijo.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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Describe a time when you came up with an idea that required you to get the support of others.Describa una ocasión en que se le ocurrió una idea para la que necesitaba obtener el apoyo de otras personas.
Martin always seems to come up with something funny to say.Pareciera que a Martín siempre se le ocurre algo chistoso que decir.
2. (to obtain)
a. conseguir
Emily had to work extra hours to come up with enough money for a deposit on an apartment.Emily tuvo que trabajar horas extras para conseguir el dinero suficiente para el depósito de un departamento.
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come up with
intransitive verb
1 (suggest, propose) [+idea, plan] proponer; sugerir; [+suggestion] hacer; [+solution] ofrecer; sugerir
2 (find) [+money] encontrar
eventually he came up with the money por fin encontró el dinero
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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