- 1 (puesto) position [formal], post desempeña un cargo importante en la empresa he has o holds an important position in the firm tiene un cargo de mucha responsabilidad she has a very responsible job o post o position hoy toma posesión de su cargo he takes up his post o position today, he takes up office today alto1
- 2 (responsabilidad, cuidado) 2.1a cargo de algn, los niños están a mi cargo the children are in my care o [formal] charge un concierto a cargo de la Orquesta Nacional [formal] a concert performed by the National Orchestra el negocio quedó a su cargo he was left in charge of the business dejé/puse las ventas a cargo de Luque I left/put Luque in charge of sales tiene cuatro hijos a su cargo or (Col) a cargo he has four children to support tiene a su cargo la división comercial she is responsible for o in charge of the sales department 2.2al cargo de algo in charge of sth quedó/lo pusieron al cargo del departamento he was left/they put him in charge of the department 2.3correr a cargo de algn, los gastos corren a cargo de la empresa expenses will be paid o met by the company la organización del concierto corre a cargo de su ayudante her assistant is responsible for organizing the concert el papel principal corre a cargo de Fernando Arias the main part o the leading role is played by Fernando Arias 2.4hacerse cargo de algo (hacerse responsable) [de un puesto/una tarea] to take charge of sth [de gastos] to take care of sth (entender) (Esp) to be aware of sth ¿podría hacerse cargo de nuestra sucursal en Panamá? could you take charge of o head our branch in Panama? mi abuela se hizo cargo de mí my grandmother took care of me me hago cargo de la gravedad de la situación I am aware of the gravity of the situation es un problema difícil — sí, me hago cargo it's a difficult problem — yes, I realize that o I am aware of that
- 3 [Com] charge sin cargo adicional at no additional cost, at no extra charge sin cargo free of charge pidió unos cheques de viaje con cargo a su cuenta she ordered some traveler's checks to be debited against o charged to her account
- 4 [Der] charge niega todos los cargos que se le imputan he denies all the charges against him
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