throw down

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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
1. (to cast into)
a. tirar por
Steve threw the secret documents down the toilet before they could break the door down.Steve tiró los archivos secretos por el inodoro antes de que pudieran echar la puerta abajo.
b. arrojar por
Eric watched in horror as his cousin Lydia began throwing his Ninja Turtles down the well, one by one.Eric miraba horrorizado mientras su prima Lydia arrojaba sus Tortugas Ninja por el pozo, una por una.
2. (to knock down)
a. tirar
Juan threw his brother down onto the ground and began kicking him.Juan tiró a su hermano sobre el suelo y se puso a darle patadas.
3. (to toss)
a. arrojar
The football player drained the water bottle and threw it down on the ground.El jugador de fútbol vació la botella de agua y la arrojó al suelo.
b. tirar
Javier threw down the contract on the table and told Rodrigo that he'd better sign it.Javier tiró el contrato sobre la mesa y le dijo a Rodrigo que sería mejor que lo firmara.
4. (to drop)
a. deponer
Wes threw down the knife and put his hands up.Wes depuso la navaja y levantó las manos.
5. (to eat quickly)
a. engullir
I think we have time to throw down a sandwich, but we can't miss the train.Creo que tenemos tiempo para engullir un sándwich, pero no nos podemos perder el tren.
b. tragar
Danilo threw down the last piece of octopus and stood up from the table.Danilo tragó los últimos trozos de pulpo y se levantó de la mesa.
6. (to present)
a. lanzar
They threw down a challenge that Robin Hood simply couldn't pass up.Lanzaron un reto que Robin Hood simplemente no podía dejar pasar.
7. (to jump to the ground; used reflexively)
a. dejarse caer
Oscar and Pablo threw themselves down on the ground when they saw the guard coming.Oscar y Pablo se dejaron caer sobre el suelo cuando vieron acercarse el guardia.
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
8. (to fight)
a. echarse un pleito
It seemed like they were ready to throw down, but their friends pulled them apart.Parecía que estaban a punto de echarse un pleito, pero sus amigos los separaron.
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throw down
transitive verb
[+object] tirar; [+challenge] lanzar
they threw down their weapons and surrendered he took off his gloves and threw them down o the table he threw down fresh challenges to the White House, announcing a one- year moratorium on nuclear testing and calling on Mr. Bush to do the same I was sure he would tell me the worst. But instead he threw down a challenge. He told me to get into shape because he needed someone to show some of the younger lads the way their tough line on one of their own members throws down a fresh challenge to ICC to come clean on the Lambgate affair
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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