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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to succeed)
a. salir adelante
A good education is essential if you want to get ahead in life.Una buena educación es esencial si quieres salir adelante en la vida.
You don't need to throw your rival under the bus to get ahead.No es necesario echar de cabeza a tu rival para salir adelante.
Ricardo will do anything to get ahead in his company, even if it's illegal.Ricardo hará lo que sea por progresar en su empresa, aunque sea ilegal.
2. (to make progress)
3. (to pass; often used with "of")
a. tomar la delantera
On lap seven, Peter got ahead and finally won the race.En la vuelta número siete, Peter tomó la delantera y finalmente ganó la carrera.
The driver stepped on the gas so he could get ahead of the rest of the cars in the race.El piloto pisó el acelerador para poder adelantar al resto de los coches en la carrera.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
a. abrirse paso or camino
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1 (in race) tomar la delantera
having got ahead of the other runners, he relaxed tras tomar la delantera se relajó
2 (succeed) (by doing better than others) ir por delante; (make progress) progresar; avanzar
to get ahead of sb adelantar a algn
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