acabar con

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acabar con(
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kah
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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 use up)
a. to finish off
Los niños acabaron con la torta de cumpleaños.The kids finished off the birthday cake.
2. (to split up)
a. to break up
Su novio acabó con ella por sus mentiras.Her boyfriend broke up with her because of her lies.
3. (to bring to an end)
a. to end
Sus mentiras acabaron con su relación.Her lies ended their relationship.
b. to put an end to
La policía intervino a tiempo para acabar con el peligro.The police intervened in time to put an end to the danger.
4. (to do away with)
a. to kill off
El dictador acabó con todos sus oponentes.The dictator killed off all his opponents.
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