dar el apodo de

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 nickname
Al delantero argentino le dieron el apodo de "Chita" por su velocidad.The Argentinian forward was nicknamed "Cheetah" because of his speed.
b. to give the nickname
Mis amigos me dieron el apodo de "Jirafa" porque tengo el cuello largo.My friends gave me the nickname "Giraffe" because I have a long neck.
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