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take upon

verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento

Translation of take upon in Spanish:

  • to take sth upon oneself he took the responsibility upon himself asumió la responsabilidad she has taken all the work upon herself se ha encargado de todo el trabajo, se ha echado encima todo el trabajo to take it upon oneself to + infinitive/infinitivo she took it upon herself to see them home se le ocurrió que tenía que acompañarlos a casa he took it upon himself to invite her to my party se creyó con derecho a invitarla a mi fiesta, tuvo el tupé de invitarla a mi fiesta [colloquial/familiar]
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