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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. (to move past)
2. (to transpire)
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
3. (to abandon)
a. dejar al margen
The rapidly changing business world has passed by those companies that have been unable to adapt.Los cambios vertiginosos en el mundo de los negocios han dejado al margen a las empresas que no han podido adaptarse.
b. dejar fuera de juego
Don't let all this pass you by.No permitas que todo esto te deje fuera de juego.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Life was passing him by, or at least that's what he felt.No estaba disfrutando de la vida, o al menos así se sentía.
She couldn't let the chance of a lifetime pass her by.No podía dejar pasar la oportunidad de su vida.
4. (to go near)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1 (go past) pasar
I was just passing by and I saw your car estaba pasando por aquí y he visto tu coche; she would beg from the people passing by pedía limosna a la gente que pasaba
life has passed her by la vida se le ha pasado sin enterarse; no ha disfrutado de la vida; fortune seemed to have passed him by la fortuna parecía haberle dejado de lado; don't let this opportunity pass you by no dejes pasar (por alto) esta oportunidad
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