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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
a. echar a perder, estropear (ruin)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1 (spoil) [+activity, event, plans] dar al traste con; echar a perder
it's the little things that can foul up your plans los detalles son los que pueden dar al traste con or echar a perder los planes de uno
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