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"Walk away" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "irse", and "move away" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "apartarse". Learn more about the difference between "walk away" and "move away" below.
walk away
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 move off)
a. irse
When I went up to her to say hello, she turned around and walked away.Cuando me acerqué para saludarla, se dio la vuelta y se fue.
b. marcharse
It's so unlike Tom to walk away from the party without saying good-bye.Qué raro que Tom se marchara de la fiesta sin despedirse.
c. alejarse
I saw Jan walk away from her friends and make for the station.Vi que Jan se alejaba de sus amigos y se dirigía hacia la estación.
2. (to abandon a situation)
a. marcharse
I was so fed up with my job I just walked away one day without saying anything.Estaba tan harta de mi trabajo que un día agarré y me marché sin decir nada.
3. (to refuse to deal with; often used with "from")
a. desentenderse de
I know he's a very difficult person, but he's my father, and I could never walk away from him.Sé que es una persona muy difícil, pero es mi padre y yo sería incapaz de desentenderme de él.
4. (to be uninjured)
a. salir
The passenger in the vehicle was killed, but the driver walked away unhurt.El pasajero que iba en el vehículo murió, pero el chofer salió ileso.
b. salir ileso
It's incredible that he could walk away from such a terrible accident.Es increíble que saliera ileso de un accidente tan terrible.
5. (to win; used with "with")
a. llevarse
This movie walked away with just about every award going.Esta película se llevó casi todos los galardones posibles.
6. (to steal; used with "with")
a. llevarse
It was raining outside, so she walked away with someone else's umbrella pretending that it was hers.Fuera llovía, así que se llevó el paraguas de otra persona fingiendo que era suyo.
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move away
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 step to the side)
a. apartarse
Move away from the window! There's a riot in the street.¡Apártate de la ventana! Hay un disturbio en la calle.
2. (to change residence)
a. mudarse
My son is really sad because his best friend moved away last week.Mi hijo está muy triste porque su mejor amigo se mudó la semana pasada.
b. irse
Sophie's dad moved away one day and she never saw him again.El papá de Sophie se fue un día y ella nunca lo volvió a ver.
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
3. (to put at a distance)
a. apartar
Security moved the crowds away from the street so that president's security detail could pass.La seguridad apartó a la multitud de la calle para que pudiera pasar la cuadrilla de seguridad del presidente.
b. alejar
Madison made a face and moved the plate of Brussels sprouts away.Madison hizo una cara de desagrado y alejó el plato de col de Bruselas.
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