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English term or phrase:get shot of...
Spanish translation:deshacerse de
Entered by: Marina Lara Petersen
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02:24 Apr 4, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
English term or phrase: get shot of...
Nearly 40 years ago, in November 1968, I travelled to the Falklands with a group of diplomats in what was Britain's first and last attempt to get shot of the islands.
Marina Lara Petersen
Local time: 13:55
deshacerse de
Tal vez; el contexto parece indicarlo aunque no conozco el modismo.
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Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 09:55
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¡Muchas gracias Henry!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +8deshacerse de
Henry Hinds

Discussion entries: 8



16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +8
deshacerse de

Tal vez; el contexto parece indicarlo aunque no conozco el modismo.

Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 09:55
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PRO pts in category: 51
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¡Muchas gracias Henry!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michael torhan: I found the original story on the web... it later says...This was the moment when Britain was abandoning its "east of Suez" policy for financial reasons, and thinking of ways of winding up its residual empire.
16 mins
  -> Gracias, Mike, and CONTEXT helps.

agree  Marisol Sahagun: Get shot of someone/something (british informal) To get rid of someone/something She got shot of her no-good husband and went back to university.
21 mins
  -> Gracias, Marisol, yes, "get rid of" is how I interpret it.

agree  Robert Copeland: Very good job, this is it for sure!
42 mins
  -> Gracias, Robert, especially for a language I'm not familiar with!

agree  Cecilia Della Croce
55 mins
  -> Gracias, Cecilia.

agree  Aida GarciaPons: Como dice Marisol, get shot of = get rid of.
2 hrs
  -> Gracias, Aída, así pensé.

agree  Daniel Burns: In the U. S. it would be "get shed of".
3 hrs
  -> Gracias, Daniel.

agree  gonzalo plaza
3 hrs
  -> Gracias, Gonzalo.

agree  Swatchka
4 hrs
  -> Gracias, Swatchka.
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