pasar revista a

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. (military)
a. to review
En esta ceremonia militar, el rey pasa revista a las tropas.In this military ceremony, the king reviews the troops.
b. to inspect
Todas las mañanas, el capitán pasaba revista a los soldados en sus barracones.Every morning, the captain inspected the soldiers in their barracks.
2. (to comment on)
a. to review
Si me lo permiten, me gustaría hacer un inciso para pasar revista a todo lo que se ha dicho hasta ahora.If I may, I'd like to make an aside to review everything that has been said so far.
3. (to examine)
a. to go over
Vamos a pasar revista a todo lo que necesitamos para la cena. - Podríamos hacer una lista.Let's go over everything we need for dinner. - We could make a list.
b. to study
El jubilado estaba sentado en un banco pasando revista a la gente que paseaba por el parque.The pensioner was sitting on a bench, studying the people who were strolling in the park.
c. to give the once-over
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
¿Te diste cuenta de que esa señora está pasando revista a todos los que entran en el restaurante?Did you notice that woman is giving the once-over to everyone coming into the restaurant?
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