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intransitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to join together; sometimes used with "with")
a. formar pareja
The teacher told us to pair up with a classmate to answer the questions.La maestra nos dijo que formáramos pareja con un compañero para responder las preguntas.
The two building companies paired up for this project.Las dos empresas constructoras se unieron para este proyecto.
transitive verb phrase
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.).
2. (to join)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
a. hacer pareja, emparejarse
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Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
pair up with the person next to you forme pareja con la persona de al lado
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