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substitute for
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 use in place of)
a. sustituir con
I'm going to substitute a quarter of a teaspoon of ginger powder for the tablespoon of fresh ginger that the recipe calls for.Voy a sustituir la cucharada de jengibre fresco que pide la receta con un cuarto de cucharadita de jengibre en polvo.
b. sustituir por
If you substitute rice flour for all-purpose flour, you'll need to adjust the proportions.Si sustituyes harina multiuso por harina de arroz, tendrás que modificar las proporciones.
2. (to act in someone's stead)
a. sustiuir a
Iverson was substituting for the band's regular drummer that night.Esa noche Iverson sustituía al baterista regular de la banda.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
3. (replacement for)
a. sustituto de
Turmeric may be used as a substitute for saffron, but the flavor won't be quite the same.La cúcurma se puede usar como sustituto del azafrán, pero el sabor no va a ser exactamente igual.
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