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correr la voz
intransitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to inform)
a. to spread the word
Alguien que me odia corrió la voz de que maltrato a mis hijos. ¡Puras patrañas!Somebody that hates me spread the word that I mistreat my children. It's all lies!
b. to pass on the word
Corrí la voz de que no iba al trabajo porque estaba enfermo, pero en realidad me fui de vacaciones.I passed on the word that I didn't go to work because I was sick, but I was actually on vacation.
2. (to be said)
a. to be rumored
Regionalism used in the United States
Hubo una corrida bancaria porque corrió la voz de que los bancos iban a cerrar.There was a bank run because it had been rumored that the banks would close down.
b. to be rumoured (United Kingdom)
En la oficina corre la voz que el jefe engaña a su esposa.In the office it's rumoured that the boss is cheating on his wife.
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