echar por tierra
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echar por tierra
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. (general)
a. to wreck
Cuando niño, se entrenó para ser jugador de fútbol profesional, pero una grave lesión en la rodilla echó por tierra sus planes.As a child, he trained to become a professional soccer player, but a serious knee injury wrecked his plans.
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