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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
The tennis player stepped back to hit the ball.El tenista retrocedió para pegarle a la pelota.
b. dar un paso atrás
Carolina stepped back and looked at me as though she had no idea who I was.Carolina dio un paso atrás y me miró como si no tuviera idea de quién era yo.
Once I realized that my involvement presented a conflict of interest, I stepped back.Una vez que me di cuenta de que mi participación presentaba un conflicto de intereses, me distancié.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
to s back from a situationdar un paso atrás para considerar una situación objetivamente
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