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take upon

verb + object + preposition + object
  • to take something upon oneselfhe 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 + infinitiveshe 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]
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