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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 continue playing)
a. seguir jugando
The rain started to come down harder, but they soccer players played on.La lluvia empezó a caer más fuerte, pero los futbolistas seguían jugando.
2. (to continue performing)
a. seguir tocando
The rumberos played on for hours, their faces pouring with sweat.Los rumberos siguieron tocando durante horas, sus caras empapándose de sudor.
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 take advantage of)
a. aprovecharse de
Don't play on your friend's kindness to justify saying things that are rude.No te aproveches de la bondad de tu amigo para justificar decir cosas mal educadas.
4. (to perform on)
a. tocar en
A few special guests play on the last track of the album.Unos invitados especiales tocan en la última pista del álbum.
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play on
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. (exploit; feelings, fears)
a. aprovecharse de
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (continue to play; musician)
a. seguir tocando
3. (sportsperson)
a. seguir jugando
play on
intransitive verb
(take advantage of) aprovecharse de; explotar
to play on sb's emotions jugar con las emociones de algn; to play on sb's credulity explotar la credulidad de algn; to play on words jugar con las palabras; to play on sb's nerves (be irritating) afectar los nervios a algn
the noise began to play on her nerves
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(Mús) seguir tocando; (Dep) seguir jugando
play on! ¡adelante!
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