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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to raise one's glance)
a. levantar la vista
My father looked up from the newspaper and said, "We're not going to the game, and that's that."Mi padre levantó la vista del periódico y dijo, "No vamos al partido y punto".
2. (to look at something from below)
a. mirar hacia arriba
Look up! There's Batman on the roof of that building!¡Mira hacia arriba! ¡Ahí está Batman en el techo de ese edificio!
3. (to improve)
a. mejorar
Things are looking up for me now that I have a job and an apartment.Las cosas están mejorando para mí ahora que tengo trabajo y un piso.
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
4. (to investigate)
a. buscar
What does this English word mean? - No clue. I'll have to look it up in the dictionary.¿Qué quiere decir la palabra en inglés "antidisestablishmentarianism"? - Ni idea. La tendré que buscar en el diccionario.
5. (to get in touch with)
a. visitar
If you ever find yourself in Nashville, don't hesitate to look me up.Si en algún moment te encuentras en Nashville, no dudes en visitarme.
b. buscar
I was stuck in O'Hare Airport, so I decided to look up an old friend who lived in Chicago.Estaba atorado en el aeropuerto O'Hare, así que decidí buscar a un viejo amigo que vivía en Chicago.
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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. (in dictionary, address book)
a. buscar
to l somebody upvisitar a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (from below)
a. mirar hacia arriba
3. (raise one's eyes)
a. levantar la mirada or la vista
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
things are looking uplas cosas están mejorando
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verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (glance) levantar la vista; alzar la vista
2 (improve) mejorar
things are looking up las cosas van mejor
transitive verb
1 [+information] buscar
if you don't know a word, look it up in the dictionary si no conoces una palabra, búscala en el diccionario
2 (visit) [+person] ir a visitar
Look me up the next time you're in London
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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