dejar caer

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dejar caer(
deh
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hahr
 
kah
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ehr
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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 let go of)
a. to drop
Lucía dejó caer las llaves del coche sobre la mesa y dijo, "Hoy te toca llevar a los niños al colegio".Lucia dropped the car keys on the table and said, "It's your turn to take the kids to school today."
2. (to allow to fall)
a. to let fall
Me encanta cuando Lydia se deshace el moño y deja caer su cabello por la espalda.I love it when Lydia undoes her bun and lets her hair fall down her back.
3. (to say)
a. to slip in
Sánchez siempre deja caer alguna impertinencia cuando habla.Sanchez always slips in some impertinent remark when he speaks.
b. to let drop
Margarita dejó caer en la reunión de ayer que no le importaría ocupar tu puesto mientras estás de baja por maternidad.At yesterday's meeting Margarita let drop that she wouldn't mind replacing you while you're on maternity leave.
c. to mention
Durante la conversación dejé caer los nombres de algunos posibles candidatos, entre ellos el tuyo.I mentioned the names of a few possible candidates during the conversation; yours was one of them.
dejarse caer
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to come by; often used with "por")
a. to drop by
Hace tiempo que Boris dejó de jugar torneos de ajedrez, pero de vez en cuando se deja caer por el club para jugar unas partidas.Boris quit playing chess tournaments a while ago, but every now and then he drops by the club to play a few games.
b. to drop in
Déjate caer por aquí cuando quieras. Siempre eres bienvenido.Drop in any time you want. You're always welcome.
5. (to come down from a standing position)
a. to let oneself fall
Para hacer puenting solo tienes que mirar al frente y dejarte caer.To do bungee jumping all you have to do is look ahead and let yourself fall.
b. to fall
Miguel se dejó caer sobre el sofá y prendió el televisor.Miguel fell on the sofa and turned on the TV.
c. to flop down
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Diana se dejó caer sobre la cama y se quedó dormida al instante.Diana flopped down onto the bed and immediately fell asleep.
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