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take advantage of
transitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to make good use of)
We took full advantage of the hotel's leisure facilities.Aprovechamos al máximo las instalaciones recreativas del hotel.
b. beneficiarse de
Many people take advantage of the discounts after Christmas.Mucha gente se beneficia de las rebajas después de la Navidad.
c. sacar partido de
The basketball team failed to take advantage of their opponent's weak defense.El equipo de baloncesto no supo sacar partido de la defensa débil de su oponente.
2. (to make unfair demands)
3. (to seduce)
a. abusar de
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
You took advantage of my daughter. You must now face the consequences.Abusaste de mi hija. Ahora tendrás que atenerte a las consecuencias.
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