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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 experience difficulty or distress)
a. to have a hard time of it
Esteban lo pasó mal cuando Marta lo dejó.Esteban had a hard time of it when Marta left him.
b. to get in a real state
Aunque no lo parezca, Ana lo pasa mal cuando tiene que hablar en público.Even if it doesn't look like it, Ana gets in a real state whenever she has to talk in public.
2. (to be bored)
a. to have a bad time
Yo lo pasé mal en la fiesta. Para empezar, la música era horrible.I had a bad time at the party. The music was awful to start with.
b. not to enjoy oneself
¿Estás seguro de que lo pasaste mal? Yo te vi riéndote todo el rato.Are you sure you didn't enjoy yourself? I saw you laughing all the time.
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