give a shot
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give a shot(
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 try)
a. probar
I'm not into cider, but I will give this brand a shot.No me gusta la cidra, pero voy a probar esta marca.
b. intentar
I'm not sure if I can jump over the stream, but I'm going to give it a shot.No sé si puedo saltar el arroyo, pero voy a intentarlo.
c. darle una oportunidad a
I think you should give this documentary a shot. It's very interesting.Creo que tendrías que darle una oportunidad a este documental. Es muy interesante.
2. (to administer an injection)
a. poner una inyección
The boy didn't cry when the nurse gave him a shot.El niño no lloró cuando la enfermera le puso una inyección.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
3. (imperative; try; used to address one person)
a. prueba (singular)
Give surfing a shot! It's really fun.¡Prueba surfear! Es muy divertido.
b. intenta (singular)
You can lift this weight. Give it a shot.Puedes levantar esta pesa. Inténtalo.
c. dale una oportunidad (singular)
Give love a shot. Allow yourself to be loved.Dale una oportunidad al amor. Déjate ser amado.
4. (imperative; administer an injection; used to address one person)
a. ponle una inyección (singular)
Give the wounded soldier a shot.Ponle una inyección al soldado herido.
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