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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 appropriate)
a. to seize
El ejército invasor se apoderaba de todos los bienes de la población.The invading army would seize all the population's possessions.
b. to take possession of
El banco se apoderó de las tierras de la familia.The bank took possession of the family's land.
c. to get control of
La facción más radical se apoderó de la dirección del partido.The most radical faction got control of the party's leadership.
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