ser despedido
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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. (general)
a. to be fired
Yo era uno de los trabajadores con más antigüedad de la empresa, pero fui despedido sin explicación alguna.I was one of the workers with most seniority in the company, but I was fired with no explanation whatsoever.
b. to be dismissed
La cadena cerrará tres de sus tiendas, y 60 vendedores serán despedidos.The chain will close three of its stores, and 60 salesclerks will be dismissed.
c. to be laid off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Fue despedido solo porque pidió un aumento de sueldo.He was laid off just because he asked for a pay raise.
d. to be sacked
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si no haces lo que dice el dueño, puedes ser despedido.If you don't do as the owner says, you can be sacked.
e. to be given the sack
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El contable fue despedido por quedarse con dinero de la firma.The accountant was given the sack because he was taking money from the firm.
f. to be made redundant (United Kingdom)
La empresa llevó a cabo una reestructuración de plantilla, y más de 200 trabajadores fueron despedidos.The company carried out a workforce restructuring, and more than 200 workers were made redundant.
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