echar a

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echar a
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 oust)
a. to throw out
¿Por qué echaron a ese hombre de la discoteca? - Porque estaba completamente borracho.Why did they throw that man out of the disco? - Because he was completely drunk.
b. to expel
Echaron a unos matones de la escuela por pegar a un niño.They expelled some bullies from the school for hitting a boy.
c. to send down (from university) (United Kingdom)
Echaron a todos los estudiantes de medicina que habían estado implicados en el robo de los exámenes.All the medical students who had been involved in the theft of the exams were sent down.
2. (to lay off)
a. to fire
¿Sabías que echaron al jefe de ventas? - Sí, las cosas pintan muy mal. Nosotros seremos los siguientes.Did you know they fired the sales manager? - Yes, things look very bad. We'll be next.
b. to sack (United Kingdom)
Echaron al contable porque estaba robándole dinero a la empresa.The accountant was sacked because he was stealing money from the company.
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