PHRASAL VERBS through, round 2

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This hotel doesn’t have TVs or internet connections because it "caters to" the needs of budget travellers, not business travellers. --------------- (cater to) something/somebody.
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This hotel doesn’t have TVs or internet  inglés
Satisfacer a, atender a. to try to satisfy a need, especially one which is not popular or not generally acceptable.

Our hospital isn’t very big so it can only "cater to" a small number of patients. --------------- (cater to) something/somebody.
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Our hospital isn’t very big so it can on inglés
Satisfacer a, atender a.

The total amount "comes to" $89.95, including sales tax, shipping costs and handling charges. --------------- come to.
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Equivaler a, Llegar a ser, alcanzar a ser. to be a particular total when amounts or numbers are added together. (see also: add up to).

What did the hotel bill "come to", including tax and service charge?. --------------- come to.
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Equivaler a, Llegar a ser, alcanzar a ser.

Carmen said, It was so hot that I fainted. When I "came to" Roberto was splashing water on my face. -------------------- come to.
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Volver en sí, recobrar el conocimiento. to become conscious again.

The boxer was knocked out, but he "came to" after a minute or two. --------------- come to.
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Volver en sí, recobrar el conocimiento.

The war in Iraq has been "compared to" the Vietnam War by several historians. They say the two conflicts share several important features. --------------- compare somebody/something to.
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Comparar con. to say that (something) is similar to something else.

Critics "compare Steve Reich’s music to" gamelan music from Indonesia. --------------- compare somebody/something to.
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Comparar con.

Many factors "contributed to" the government’s defeat, including increasing crime rates, rising prices and unemployment. --------------- (contribute to) something.
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Contribuir a. to be one of the causes of an event or situation. (see also: add to).

Al Gore’s film "contributed to" the growing awareness of global climate change. --------------- (contribute to) something.
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Contribuir a.

COSY UP to somebody ........ Some businessmen "cosy up to" corrupt politicians and do them ‘favours’, and then get ‘favours’ in return. --------------- COSY UP to somebody.
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Tratar de quedar bien con, hacerse amigo de. Make yourself friend or popular with someone.

People "cosy up to" those with power in order to get benefits from them. --------------- (cosy up to) somebody.
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Tratar de quedar bien con, hacerse amigo de.

GEARED TO/TOWARDS something. --------------- The courses in our school are "geared to" preparing students for the demands of work in the real world. --------------- GEARED TO/TOWARDS something.
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Dirigiar a, orientar hacia. to de GEARED TO/TOWARDS something ........ sign or organize something so that it is suitable for a particular purpose, situation, or group of people.

Most public places are simply not "geared to" people with disabilities. --------------- (geared to/towards) something.
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Dirigiar a, orientar hacia.

Rose the therapist is always willing to "lend a sympathetic ear". --------------- (lend an ear) to somebody/something
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Prestar atención. to listen in a patient and sympathetic way to somebody.

Friends, Romans and countrymen "lend me your ears". said, Shakespeare. --------------- (lend an ear) to somebody/something
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Prestar atención.

I "lent an ear" carefully to Obama's speach. --------------- (lend an ear) to somebody/something
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Prestar atención.

apple Store said that teenagers are a major market for mobile phones, so we need to design a range of cool phones that will "appeal to" them. --------------- (appeal to) somebody
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Ser atractivo, o llamativo a. to interest or attract someone.

Maily Circus said that it's a programme designed to "appeal mainly to" 16 to 25 year-olds. --------------- (appeal to) somebody.
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Ser atractivo, o llamativo a.

The company’s new regulation to ban smoking in offices "applies to" everyone, from cleaners and guards to the CEO executives. --------------- (apply to) somebody.
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Aplicar a. (especially of rules or laws) to have a connection or be important.

That bit of the form is only for US citizens - it doesn't "apply to" you. --------------- (apply to) somebody.
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Aplicar a.

Obama said, after I’ve written the speech, could we "run through" it together so you can let me know what you think. --------------- (run through) something.
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Ensayar, repasar. to repeat something in order to practise it or to make sure that it is correct. (see also: go through).

Francisco Acuña said, we had to stay behind at the end of the rehearsal to "run through" a couple of steps. --------------- (run through) something.
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Ensayar, repasar. to repeat something in order to practise it or to make sure that it is correct. (see also: go through).

Christ Smith was "flipping through" a magazine. --------------- flip through.
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Ojear, mirar sin poner atención, echar un vistazo a algo. to look briefly at the pages of something [esp. book, magazine]. (see also: go through, look through).

Jane said, I have only had time to "flip through" the report. --------------- flip through.
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Ojear, mirar sin poner atención, echar un vistazo a algo. to look briefly at the pages of something [esp. book, magazine]. (see also: go through, look through).


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