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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 be exhausted)
He spent his money recklessly, so his savings ran out very quickly.Gastaba el dinero a lo loco, así que se le acabaron los ahorros muy rápidamente.
I wish I could invite you to dinner, but all of our food ran out.Ojalá pudiera invitarte a cenar, pero se nos agotó toda la comida.
c. vencer (lease or contract)
You'll have to renew your contract with us because it seems to have run out.Tendrás que renovar tu contrato con nosotros porque, por lo visto, ha vencido.
2. (to exhaust supplies; used with "of")
a. quedarse sin
We had to close the café today because we ran out of coffee.Tuvimos que cerrar la cafetería hoy porque nos quedamos sin café.
Please do your work and stop giving me excuses. I'm beginning to run out of patience.Por favor, haz tu trabajo y déjate de excusas. Se me empieza a agotar la paciencia.
I'm sorry, but I can't go shopping with you because I've run out of money.Lo siento, pero no puedo ir de compras con ustedes porque se me acabó el dinero.
3. (to leave in a hurry)
4. (to be released gradually)
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
5. (to release gradually)
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (lease, contract)
a. vencer, cumplirse
2. (money, supplies)
to r out of somethingquedarse sin algo
to r out of steamquedarse sin fuerzas
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