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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
1. (to harass)
My parents are always getting after me about my grades.Mis padres siempre me están persiguiendo por mis notas.
The manager gets after the bartenders about over-pouring when they make mixed drinks.El gerente insiste en que los bármanes no pongan demasiado licor cuando preparan los cócteles.
c. dar la lata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
If I didn't get after you, you'd never do any work.Si no te diera la lata, nunca trabajarías.
2. (to chase)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1 (pursue) perseguir; (hunt down) dar caza a
get after him! he's forgotten his wallet ¡ve y lo alcanzas! ¡que se le ha olvidado la cartera!
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