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transitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to cause to bleed)
a. to bloody
El gancho izquierdo que recibió Ochoa en la cara hizo sangrar su nariz.The left hook that Jimenez took to the face had bloodied his nose.
b. to make bleed
"Te voy a hacer sangrar, ¿oiste? ¡Sangrar!" le gritó el boxeador a su rival."I'm going to make you bleed, you hear me? Bleed!" yelled the boxer at his opponent.
2. (to extract blood)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to drain of money)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. to bleed dry
¡Este gobierno de ladrones está haciendo sangrar al pueblo al subir los impuestos para financiar sus políticas de despilfarro!This government of thieves is bleeding the people dry by raising taxes to finance their wasteful spending!
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