bend over

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bend over(
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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
1. (to stoop)
a. inclinarse
Phyllis felt a sharp pain in her back when she bent over to pick up the newspaper.Phyllis sintió un dolor agudo en la espalda cuando se inclinó para recoger el periódico.
b. agacharse
My grandfather bent over to get a closer look at the broken doorknob.Mi abuelo se agachó para ver más de más cerca el pomo de la puerta que estaba roto.
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
2. (to fold)
a. doblar
Chuck bent the poster over to wrap around the telephone pole.Chuck dobló el cartel para que cubriera el poste telefónico.
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bend over
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. agacharse
to b over backward for somebody/to do somethingdesvivirse por alguien/por hacer algo
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bend over
transitive verb
doblar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+person] inclinarse
to bend over backwards (to do sth) hacer lo imposible (por hacer algo)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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