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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
1. (to observe)
a. mirar
Look at the moon. It's so beautiful tonight.Mira la luna. Es tan hermosa esta noche.
2. (to consider)
a. considerar
We plan to look at three options before making a decision.Planeamos considerar tres opciones antes de tomar una decisión.
b. estudiar
You'll need to look at the problem from different points of view in order to come up with the best solution.Tendrás que estudiar el problema desde diferentes puntos de vista con el fin de llegar a la mejor solución.
c. enfocar
Did you do well in the contest? - That depends on how you look at it.¿Tuviste éxito en el concurso? - Eso depende de cómo lo enfocas.
d. mirar
You should look at the problem from her point of view.Deberías mirar el problema desde su perspectiva.
3. (to check)
a. examinar
The nurse went to look at Dr. Sergio's patient.La enfermera fue a revisar el paciente del Dr. Sergio.
b. revisar
My mechanic looked at my car, but couldn't find anything wrong with it.Mi mecánico revisó el coche, pero no pudo encontrar nada malo.
4. (to contemplate)
a. calcular
How much does it cost to study here? - You're looking at close to $10,000 pesos per month on average.¿Cuánto cuesta estudiar aquí? - Calculo que será cerca de $10,000 pesos por mes en promedio.
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look at
intransitive verb
1 (observe) mirar
to look hard at [+person] observar detenidamente; [+idea] estudiar cuidadosamente
Ollie turned his head to look hard at me
You need to look hard at your priorities, young man
just look at this mess! ¡mira qué desorden!; to look at him you would never think that ... por la apariencia nunca pensarías que ...
To look at him you'd never think he used to be a professional footballer
it isn't much to look at it's nothing to look at no es muy bonito
The house isn't much to look at but it's in a lovely location
look at how she does it fíjate cómo lo hace
2 (consider) [+alternatives] considerar; examinar; [+problem] estudiar
let's look at the facts
it depends (on) how you look at it depende de cómo se enfoca la cuestión; depende del punto de vista de uno; whichever way you look at it se mire por donde se mire
3 (check) [+patient, wound, heart] examinar; [+engine, spelling] revisar
will you look at the engine? ¿podría revisar el motor?; I'll look at it tomorrow lo miraré mañana
4 (accept)
I wouldn't even look at the job no aceptaría el puesto por nada del mundo; the landlady won't look at students la patrona no aguanta los estudiantes
5 (have in prospect)
you're looking at a minimum of £200 calcula 200 libras como mínimo
It won't be cheap to repair — you're looking at a minimum of 200 pounds
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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