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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  26/JUN/2007 3:04 PM
Assunto:  Phrasal Verbs

"To keep this economy strong we must take on the challenge of entitlements."

take on = assumir a responsabilidade

"Students are performing better in reading and math, and minority students are closing the achievement gap. Now the task is to build on this success, without watering down standards".
water down = diluir, diminuir a eficiência, diminuir a força

"Yet even with all these steps, we cannot fully secure the border unless we take pressure off the border..."

take pressure off the border = aliviar a pressão/tensão nas fronteiras

"We need to press on with battery research for plug-in and hybrid vehicles..."

press on = continuar, prosseguir, seguir em frente

plug-in hybrid electrical vehicle = veículo elétrico híbrido, que tem baterias que podem ser carregadas conectando o plug a uma fonte de energia elétrica

"And to the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you."

stand for = apoiar, favorecer

stand with you = se manter ao lado, acompanhar, apoiar


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Phrasal Verbs  –  Uriel RS  26/JUN/2007, 2:12 PM
 Phrasal Verbs  –  Tiago T.  26/JUN/2007, 3:04 PM

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