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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.).
1. (to withdraw from a place)
a. to retreat in the face of
Los manifestantes recularon ante las fuerzas antidisturbios enviadas por el gobierno.The protesters retreated in the face of the riot police sent by the government.
b. to retreat before
El elefante marino reculó ante su oponente, que era mucho más grande.The elephant seal retreated before its opponent, which was much larger.
c. to back up in the face of
Los miembros de la pandilla recularon ante el escuadrón de policía.The gang members backed up in the face of the police squadron.
2. (to give up)
a. to back down in the face of
El presidente decidió recular ante las protestas de los profesores y no recortó sus salarios.The president decided to back down in the face of the teachers's protests and didn't cut their salaries.
3. (to avoid)
a. to shrink back from
¿Por qué siempre reculas ante la idea de salir de tu zona de confort?Why do you always shrink back from the idea of getting out of your comfort zone?
b. to shrink from
Si crees que vamos recular ante un tarea como esta solo porque es difícil, no nos conoces.If you think we're going to shrink from a task like this one just because it's difficult, you don't know us.
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