get started
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get started
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 begin a task)
a. empezar
It's 8 am. Is everyone ready to get started?Son las 8 am. ¿Están listos para empezar?
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
2. (to help begin something)
a. ayudar a iniciar
Volunteering at the library after school helped get Maya started on her career as a librarian.Trabajar de voluntaria en la biblioteca después de la escuela le ayudó a Maya a iniciar su carrera como bibliotecaria.
3. (to prompt someone to talk)
a. hacer empezar a hablar
As usual, talking about our weekend plans got Natalia started on her new, luxurious beach house.Como siempre, el hablar de nuestros planes para el fin de semana hizo que Natalia empezara a hablar de su nueva y lujosa casa de playa.
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