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ganar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (premio, beneficio)win vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  take vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Juan ha ganado el primer premio en la lotería.
ganar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (dinero, sueldo)earn vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Los futbolistas ganan mucho dinero.
ganar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (competencia, partido)win vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (opponent)beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La selección española ganó el partido.
ganar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (mejorar)gain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  improve vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El salón gana mucho con las cortinas nuevas.
ganar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (alcanzar: cima, orilla)reach vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La expedición suiza ganó la cima de la montaña.
ganarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (merecer)deserve vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  earn vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Juan se ha ganado una bronca por suspender.
  Juan studied very hard to become a biologist. He deserves his large salary.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
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Compound Forms:
batallas que ganar battles to win
buscar ganar try to win
dejarse ganar loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (perder adrede)lose on purpose v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)throw a game, throw a match exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  give in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
ganar espacio gain space, make space, save space
ganar la partida win the game
ganar terreno gain ground
ganar tiempo gain time, save time, buy time
ganar un juicio win a case, win a lawsuit
no ganar para disgustos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no parar de tener contratiempos)never get a break v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have more than enough worries v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
no ganar para sustos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no parar de recibir sustos)be one thing after another v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have nothing but trouble v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tener las de ganar be on a winning streak
verlo ganar see someone win
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