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)
a. to bend
El lente curva la luz y distorsiona las imágenes.The lens bends the light and distorts the image.
b. to arch
Ten cuidado de no curvar tu espalda cuando hagas este ejercicio.Be careful not to arch your back when doing this exercise.
c. to curve
Eduardo curvó el alambre hasta formar un semicírculo.Eduardo curved the wire until he formed a semicircle.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (doblar)
a. to bend
2. (espalda, cejas)
a. to arch
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to become bent
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transitive verb
[+material] to bend
Se puso a curvar el metal para crear una nueva escultura
[+labios] to curl
Una sonrisa, casi infantil, curvaba sus labios
pronominal verb
curvarse [+material] to bow; [+estante] to sag; bend; [+madera] to warp
Si los soportes, sean o no críticos, se calientan por una cara más que por otra, tienden a curvarse.
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