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take on

Translation of take on in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (take aboard) [passengers] recoger*; [merchandise] cargar* to take on fuel repostar 1.2 (employ) [staff] contratar, tomar (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) 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/verbo + adverbio + complemento (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/verbo + adverbio (distress oneself) [dated/anticuado] don't take on so no te pongas así
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