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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. (to resign)
The board of directors has asked the CEO to stand down.La junta directiva ha pedido al director ejecutivo que se retire.
When he saw that he had no chance of winning the election, Hawkins decided to stand down.Cuando vio que no tenía posibilidad de ganar la elección, Hawkins decidió dimitir.
Francis said that she would be standing down as head of the committee.Francis dijo que iba a renunciar como directora del comité.
2. (to leave the witness stand)
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1 (resign) [+official, chairman] dimitir (withdraw) [+candidate] retirarse
the candidate is standing down in favour of a younger person el candidato se retira a favor de una persona más joven
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