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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
a. to appeal against
El político recurrirá contra la sentencia que le condena a tres años de cárcel por malversación de fondos.The politician will appeal against his three-year prison sentence for misappropriation of funds.
b. to appeal
El acusado puede recurrir contra la sentencia si le parece injusta.The defendant can appeal the sentence if he thinks it's unfair.
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