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dar la mano
transitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to clasp the hand in agreement or as a greeting)
2. (to clasp by the hand)
a. to take by the hand
Dame la mano, no vayas a perderte entre tanta gente.Take me by the hand. I don't want you to get lost in this crowd.
b. to hold hands with
La cosa se estaba poniendo fea. Le di la mano a mi novia y nos fuimos de allí.Things were getting ugly. I held hands with my girlfriend and we left.
c. to give one's hand (to get help)
Dame la mano para ayudarte a salir de la alberca.Give me your hand to help you out of the swimming pool.
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