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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. (general)
a. responder de, ser responsable de
he has a lot to a fortiene mucho que explicar
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intransitive verb
1 (take responsibility for) [+actions] responder de
I'll not answer for the consequences no respondo de las consecuencias; no me responsabilizo de las consecuencias; to answer for the truth of sth responder de la veracidad de algo; to answer for sb's safety responder de la seguridad de algn; he's got a lot to answer for tiene la culpa de muchas cosas; he must be made to answer for his crimes le tienen que hacer pagar por sus crímenes
I'll answer for Mark
2 (reply for) responder por
I can't answer for the others, but ... no puedo responder por los demás, pero ...; can't she answer for herself? ¿no sabe responder ella sola?
Mungee claims to be shy, so her brother Sangee answers for her
3 (serve as) servir de
lengths of sheeting tied together answered for a rope a ladder was improvised by tying the legs of a bench across a board at intervals of about three feet, to answer for steps
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