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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 smother)
a. asfixiar
According to the police report, the woman intentionally asphyxiated her newborn baby.Según el informe policial, la mujer asfixió a su recién nacida a propósito.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to become suffocated)
a. asfixiarse
Unfortunately, the skier had already asphyxiated when he was found under the snow after an avalanche.Desafortunadamente, el esquiador ya se había asfixiado cuando lo encontraron bajo la nieve después de una avalancha.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. asfixiar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. asfixiarse
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asphyxiate [æsˈfɪksɪeɪt]
transitive verb
intransitive verb
asfixiarse; morir asfixiado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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