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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 slowly pass)
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
2. (to use)
Draw on your talent and creativity, and enrich your mind.Usa tu talento y tu creatividad, y enriquece tu mente.
b. hacer uso de
Try to draw on your experience as a school principal to lead the project.Procure hacer uso de su experiencia como director de escuela para liderar el proyecto.
c. recurrir a
Cynthia had to draw on her mother's savings to pay off her debts.Cynthia tuvo que recurrir a los ahorros de su madre para saldar sus deudas.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
evening was drawing oncaía la tarde
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
intransitive verb[+source] inspirarse en; [+text] poner a contribución; [+resources] usar; hacer uso de; explotar; [+experience] recurrir a; servirse de; [+bank account] retirar dinero de
he drew on his own experience to write the book recurrió a or se sirvió de su propia experiencia para escribir el libro
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