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"Get away" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "salir", and "stay away" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "no acercarse". Learn more about the difference between "get away" and "stay away" below.
get away(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to leave)
a. salir
I have an important meeting at work. I don't know if I'll be able to get away.Tengo una reunión de trabajo importante. No sé si voy a poder salir.
b. irse
The party was really boring and I was looking for an opportunity to get away.La fiesta era muy aburrida y buscaba la oportunidad de irme.
2. (to escape)
a. escaparse
The robbers got away in a stolen car.Los ladrones se escaparon en un carro robado.
b. escapar
He goes out with his friends to get away from all the problems at home.Sale con sus amigos para escapar de todos los problemas que tiene en casa.
3. (to move away)
a. apartarse
Get away from that dog. It could bite you.Apártate de ese perro. Podría morderte.
4. (to have a vacation)
a. irse de vacaciones
I've had so much work this year, I haven't be able to get away at all.Este año tuve tanto trabajo que no pude irme de vacaciones.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
5. (to move away; used with "from")
a. quitar
I can never watch what I want because it's impossible to get the TV remote away from him.Nunca puedo ver lo que quiero porque es imposible quitarle el control remoto de la tele.
b. apartar de
Get that child away from the stove. He could burn himself.Aparta a ese niño de la cocina. Podría quemarse.
c. sacar
"Get that dog away from my yard!" the old lady yelled."¡Saca ese perro de mi jardín!", gritó la anciana.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
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A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express disbelief) (United Kingdom)
a. dale
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I've quit smoking. - Get away! You haven't!Dejé de fumar. - ¡Dale!¡No te creo!
b. anda ya
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Sally told me she'd left her job. - Get away! She's having you on.Sally me dijo que había dejado su trabajo. - ¡Anda ya! Te está tomando el pelo.
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stay away(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to leave alone)
a. no acercarse
Stay away from my sister. She's suffered enough heartache.No te acerques a mi hermana. Ya ha sufrido bastante dolor.
b. mantenerse alejado
Stay away from the protests. They can be dangerous.Mantente alejada de las manifestaciones. Pueden ser peligrosas.
2. (to not attend)
a. no acudir
Some people are staying away from the soccer games because of the recent riots.Algunas personas no están acudiendo a los partidos de fútbol a causa de los disturbios recientes.
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