dejar solo el esqueleto de

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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 leave bare)
a. to gut
Los nuevos dueños decidieron que era más barato dejar solo el esqueleto de la casa y reconstruirla completamente.The new owners decided that it was cheaper to gut the house and rebuild it completely.
b. to leave only the skeleton of
El incendio no pudo ser extinguido hasta que ya había dejado solo el esqueleto del edificio.The fire could not be extinguished until it had left only the skeleton of the building.
2. (to consume everything but the skeleton)
a. to leave only the bones of
Se nota que el guepardo estaba hambriento. Dejó solo el esquelto de la cebra.I can tell the cheetah was hungry. It left only the bones of the zebra.
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