coger por sorpresa

coger por sorpresa(
koh
-
hehr
 
pohr
 
sohr
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preh
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sah
)
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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to take by surprise
Esta situación me cogió por sorpresa. No estaba preparado para una crisis económica.This situation took me by surprise. I wasn't prepared for an economic crisis.
b. to catch unaware
Luzco mal en esa foto porque me cogiste por sorpresa.I look bad in that picture because you caught me unaware.
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