Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
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
a. to put in prison
No había cometido ningún delito. Lo metieron preso solo por sus ideas políticas.He hadn't committed any crime. He was put in prison just because of his political ideas.
b. to imprision
La metieron presa por robar comida para alimentar a su familia.She was imprisoned for stealing food to feed her family.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lo metieron preso por cazar furtivamente en la finca del alcalde del pueblo.He went to prison for poaching on the village mayor's land.
Si me denuncias a la policía, me meterán presa.If you report me to the police, I'll go to prison.
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading word forms
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.