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13:03 Nov 4, 2008
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism
English term or phrase: To gear up
"One of reasons for the continent's failure to thrive was the mis-management of economic booms, GEARING THEM UP by borrowing, and then squandering the proceeds".

¿Alguna traducción para esa frase? Muchas gracias.
pechelingue
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2estimular
Christine Walsh
4 +2acelerarMario Ramirez
3endeudándosenahuelhuapi
3fomentar / dar pie
Darío
3impulsar / incentivar / incrementar
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro


  

Answers


3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
to gear up
acelerar


Explanation:
en este contexto

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Note added at 6 minutos (2008-11-04 13:10:03 GMT)
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Solicitando préstamos y despilfarrando los fondos, aceleraban (ficticiamente) el boom económico

Mario Ramirez
Uruguay
Local time: 18:51
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ismael Gómez
16 mins
  -> gracias Ismael

agree  Virginia Dominguez
11 hrs
  -> Gracias Virginia
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to gear up
impulsar / incentivar / incrementar


Explanation:
:)

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Note added at 10 mins (2008-11-04 13:14:23 GMT)
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También "activar"

Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
Spain
Local time: 23:51
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 230
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to gear up
fomentar / dar pie


Explanation:
Más opciones. La idea, entiendo yo, es que daban pie a que se produjese un boom económico pidiendo dinero prestado y luego lo despilfarraban... :-)

Darío
Spain
Local time: 23:51
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in category: 40
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
to gear up
estimular


Explanation:
another version

Christine Walsh
Local time: 18:51
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Beatriz Ramírez de Haro:
3 mins
  -> Thanks, Bea. Christine

agree  Laura D
6 hrs
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to gear up
endeudándose


Explanation:
Opción acorde a tu contexto

nahuelhuapi
Argentina
Local time: 18:51
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 24
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