look down on

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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 scorn)
a. menospreciar
The teacher told us no kid in class should be looked down on.La maestra nos dijo que no había que menospreciar a ningún niño de la clase.
b. despreciar
The Russels had an SUV, and they used to look down on our tiny car.Los Russel tenían un monovolumen y despreciaban nuestro diminuto coche.
c. mirar por encima del hombro a (person)
I wish my grandfather would stop looking down on gay people.Ojalá mi abuelo dejara de mirar por encima del hombro a las parejas homosexuales.
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look down on
intransitive verb
1 (despise) despreciar
2 (overlook)
the castle looks down on the town el castillo domina la ciudad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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