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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. (be accountable to)
a.
to a to somebody (for something)ser responsable ante alguien (de algo), responder ante alguien (de algo)
2. (correspond to; description)
a. responder a
the dog answers to the name of Roverel perro responde al nombre de Rover
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intransitive verb
1 (be accountable to)
to answer to sb responder ante algn; I answer to nobody no tengo que darle cuentas a nadie
there's one group in Croatia called the Black Legion which is clearly not answering to authorities in Zagreb
2 (respond to)
the steering answers to the slightest touch la dirección responde or es sensible al más mínimo roce
3 (be called)
the dog answers to the name of Kim el perro atiende por Kim
4 (fit) [+description] responder a
he answers to the description circulated by police responde a la descripción que ha hecho circular la policía
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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