lead up to

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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 precede)
a. llevar a
In order to understand the war, you have to understand all of the events that led up to it.Para poder entender la guerra, hay que entender todos los sucesos para llevaron a ella.
b. conducir a
The growing unrest seems to be inevitably leading up to something serious.La agitación cada vez mayor parece estar conduciendo inevitablemente a algo grave.
c. preceder a
Was there anything of note that led up to this setback in your health?¿Hubo algo de importancia que precedió a este revés de su salud?
2. (to intend)
a. proponer
After a long-winded explanation, he finally made clear what he was leading up to.Después de una explicación interminable, por fin dejó claro que era lo que proponía.
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lead up to
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. (subject, event)
a. llevar a, conducir a
2. (of person)
a. ir a referirse a
the period leading up to the warel periodo previo or que precedió a la guerra
what are you leading up to?¿a dónde quieres ir a parar (con todo esto)?
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lead up to
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb_plus_preposition
llevar a; conducir a
what's all this leading up to? ¿a dónde lleva or a qué conduce todo esto?; ¿a qué vas con todo esto?; the years that led up to the war los años que precedieron a la guerra; the events that led up to the war los sucesos que condujeron a la guerra
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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