quitar el polvo de

quitar el polvo de(
kee
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tahr
 
ehl
 
pohl
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boh
 
deh
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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 remove dust from)
a. to dust
Odio quitar el polvo de los muebles. Prefiero barrer el suelo.I hate dusting the furniture. I prefer to sweep the floor.
b. to dust off
Pedro se subió a una silla y quitó el polvo del estante de arriba.Pedro climbed onto a chair and dusted off the top shelf.
c. to remove the dust from
Limpie el polvo de la superficie antes de aplicar el pegamento.Remove the dust from the surface before applying the glue.
d. to dust down (United Kingdom)
Vargas se paró, quitó el polvo de su sombrero, se dio vuelta y se fue.Vargas stood up, dusted his hat down, turned round, and left.
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