dejar de portarse mal

dejar de portarse mal
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
1. (to stop having bad behavior)
a. to stop misbehaving
Si no dejas de portarte mal, no te compraré un helado.If you don't stop misbehaving, I won't buy you an ice cream.
b. to stop behaving badly
Cuando dejen de portarse mal, iremos a la piscina, pero si siguen así, nos quedaremos en casa todo el día.When you stop behaving badly, we'll go to the pool, but if you keep this up, we'll stay home all day.
2. (to stop acting unkindly toward; often used with "con")
a. to stop being mean to
Deja de portarte tan mal con tus amigos, o te quedarás sin ellos.Stop being so mean to your friends, or you'll lose them.
b. to stop treating badly
"Le prometo que cambiaré y dejaré de portarme mal con mis compañeros; les ayudaré tanto como pueda", le dijo José a su jefe."I promise that I'll change and stop treating my colleagues badly; I'll help them as much as I can," said Jose to his boss.
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