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intransitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (television and radio)
The news anchor gave his last report of the evening and signed off.El presentador de noticias dio su último reporte de la noche y se despidió.
b. cerrar la transmisión
This is Johnny Smith, signing off. Be sure to tune in tomorrow.Soy Johnny Smith, cerrando la transmisión. Asegúrense de sintonizar mañana.
2. (to conclude a letter)
3. (to stop receiving unemployment benefits) (United Kingdom)
(to approve; used with "on")
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in the United States
transitive verb phrase
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.).
6. (to declare too ill for work) (United Kingdom)
7. (to approve) (United Kingdom)
sign offCopyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (radio, tv presenter)
a. despedir la emisión
2. (close letter)
a. despedirse, terminar
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