get after
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get after(
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)
a. perseguir
My parents are always getting after me about my grades.Mis padres siempre me están persiguiendo por mis notas.
b. insistir
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)
a. perseguir
"Get after him before he escapes!" shouted one of the prison guards."¡Persíganlo, que no se escape!" gritó uno de los guardias de la cárcel.
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get after
intransitive verb
1 (pursue) perseguir; (hunt down) dar caza a
there's a bunch of wolves up there that got after people that came into their territory
get after him! he's forgotten his wallet ¡ve y lo alcanzas! ¡que se le ha olvidado la cartera!
But then, as quickly, the reporter instincts took over: get after it, stay near the action! you've got your ticket? And money? Then get after him! the police were told to get after the culprits
2 (criticize, nag) dar la vara a (informal)
she gets after me about the way I dress siempre me está dando la vara por la forma en que visto (informal)
I get after him about not emptying the ashtrays
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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