ocupar un lugar
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ocupar un lugar
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. (general)
a. to occupy a place
Roberto ocupó un lugar que había quedado libre en el estacionamiento.Roberto occupied a place that had been left vacant in the parking lot.
b. to occupy a position
La bandera siempre ocupa un lugar de honor en las ceremonias.The flag always occupies a position of honor in ceremonies.
c. to have a place
Esperamos volver a verte algún día, Moris. Siempre ocuparás un lugar en nuestros corazones.We hope to see you again someday, Moris. You'll always have a place in our hearts.
d. to take a seat
Ocupé un lugar cerca de la salida por si tenía que salir antes.I took a seat near the exit in case I had to leave early.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La crisis energética ocupará un lugar destacado en la agenda política.The energy crisis will be high on the political agenda.
El tiempo que pasé en la universidad ocupa un lugar importante en mi vida.The time I spent in college bulks large in my life.
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