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take on

Translation of take on in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
    (take aboard) (passengers)
    recoger
    (merchandise)
    cargar
    to take on fuel
    1.2 1.3
    (undertake) (work)
    encargarse de
    hacerse cargo de
    (responsibility/role)
    asumir
    (client/patient)
    aceptar
    tomar
    she takes on too much
    se echa demasiado encima
    se carga de responsabilidades
    nobody wants to take the job on
    nadie quiere encargarse or hacerse cargo del trabajo
    1.4
    (tackle) (opponent)
    enfrentarse a
    aceptar el reto de
    (problem/issue)
    abordar
    their company can't take on the European giants
    su compañía no está en condiciones de enfrentarse a los gigantes europeos
    I bet $20 he wins: who'll take me on?
    apuesto 20 dólares a que gana ¿quién me acepta la apuesta?
  • 2verb + adverb + object
    (assume) (expression)
    adoptar
    (appearance)
    adquirir
    asumir
    the leaves take on a reddish hue
    las hojas adquieren una tonalidad rojiza
    the town took on an air of festivity
    el pueblo asumió un aire festivo
  • 3verb + adverb (distress oneself) [dated]don't take on so
    no te pongas así
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