pegar un tiro

pegar un tiro(
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. (to fire at)
a. to shoot
Carlos le pegó un tiro al ladrón que había entrado a su casa.Carlos shoot the burglar that had broken into his house.
pegarse un tiro
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to put a bullet in oneself)
a. to shoot oneself
El político amenazó con pegarse un tiro si tiene que ir a la cárcel por corrupción.The politician threatened to shoot himself if he has to go to prison for corruption.
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