dar cuerda

dar cuerda(
dahr
 
kwehr
-
dah
)
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 power by winding)
a. to wind up
Tenemos que darle cuerda al reloj de cuco otra vez.We have to wind up the cuckoo clock again.
2. (to cause to talk in length)
a. to get started
Si le das cuerda, Nicolás puede hablar sobre política por horas.Once you get him started, Nicolas can talk about politics for hours.
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