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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 pursue)
a. to chase after
Corrí tras el tipo que tomó mi billetera, pero no logré alcanzarlo.I chased after the guy who took my wallet, but I couldn't catch him.
b. to run after
Mi gato siempre anda corriendo tras ratones y bichos en el jardín.My cat is always running after mice and bugs in the garden.
c. to go after
Después de la discusión, Juan corrió tras Amelia y le pidió disculpas de rodillas.After their argument, Juan went after Amelia and apologized on his knees.
2. (to follow)
a. to run behind
Julito es un desordenado. Siempre tengo que andar corriendo tras él, recogiendo lo que deja tirado.Julito is really messy. I always have to run behind him, picking up all the stuff he leaves around.
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