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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 seek)
a. buscar
Will you help me look for my glasses?¿Me ayudas a buscar mis lentes?
2. (to hope for)
a. esperar
I was looking for some recognition for my contributions to the project.Esperaba algún reconocimiento por mi aporte al proyecto.
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intransitive verb
1 (seek) buscar
to be looking for trouble andar buscando camorra (informal)
In those bars and clubs there was always someone looking for trouble and brawls were unavoidable
2 (expect) [+praise, reward] esperar
I'm not looking for praise, I'm just doing my job
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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