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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 pay for an item in installments and take it when fully paid)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. reservar dejando un depósito
You can lay away an item and return within one week to pick it up with the full payment.Puede reservar un artículo dejando un depósito y volver con el pago completo para recogerlo dentro de una semana.
b. apartar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I'm going to the store to pick up the coat I laid away last week.Voy a la tienda para recoger el abrigo que aparté la semana pasada.
c. reservar mediante seña (River Plate)
I'm going to lay away the sofa because there's only one left and I get paid next week.Voy a reservar el sofá mediante seña porque sólo queda uno y me pagan la otra semana.
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