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ask

verb /aːsk/
to put a question
preguntar
He asked me what the time was Ask the price of that scarf Ask her where to go Ask him about it If you don’t know, ask.
to express a wish to someone for something
pedir; preguntar por
I asked her to help me I asked (him) for a day off He rang and asked for you Can I ask a favour of you?
to invite
invitar
He asked her to his house for lunch.
ask after phrasal verb to make inquiries about the health etc of
preguntar por, interesarse por
She asked after his father.
ask for phrasal verb to express a wish to see or speak to (someone)
preguntar por, reclamar
When he telephoned he asked for you He is very ill and keeps asking for his daughter.
to behave as if inviting (something unpleasant)
buscar, buscársela
Going for a swim when you have a cold is just as asking for trouble.
for the asking you may have (something) simply by asking for it
con sólo pedirlo
The job is hers for the asking.
(Definition of ask from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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