A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cause to escape)
a. to chase away
El cazador fugó al zorro con el sonido de sus pasos entre la maleza.The hunter chased the fox away with the sound of his steps in the brush.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to flee)
a. to escape (from jail)
El preso se fugó de la cárcel por un pasadizo secreto.The prisoner escaped from the prison through a secret passage.
b. to run away (from home)
Marina se fugó de casa porque estaba enfadada con sus padres.Marina ran away from home because she was angry with her parents.
c. to elope (to get married)
Jennifer se fugó con Mark a Las Vegas porque sus familias no quería que se casaran.Jennifer eloped with Mark to Las Vegas because their families did not want them to get married.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (general)
a. to escape
fugarse de casato run away from home
fugarse con alguiento run off with somebody
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pronominal verb
[+preso] to escape; [+niño, adolescente] to run away; [+enamorados] to elope
se fugó de casa he ran away from home; fugarse de la ley to abscond from justice
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