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.).
1. (to let fall)
a. to drop on the ground
Cuando acabó de comerse las papas, el niño tiró la bolsa vacía al suelo.When he finished eating his chips, the child dropped the empty bag on the ground.
b. to throw on the ground
Marina leyó la nota, estrujó el papel y lo tiró al suelo enfadada.Marina read the note, crumpled it up, and threw it angrily on the ground.
2. (to cause to fall)
a. to knock to the ground
La ciclista golpeó al peatón y lo tiró al suelo.The cyclist hit the pedestrian and knocked him to the ground.
b. to knock over
Al caer, me agarré a la lámpara de pie y la tiré al suelo.As I was falling over, I held onto the standard lamp and knocked it over.
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tirarse al suelo
pronominal verb phrase
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
3. (to hurl oneself to the ground)
a. to throw oneself to the ground
El hombre se tiró al suelo al ver que el soldado lo apuntaba con una metralleta.The man threw himself to the ground when he saw the soldier pointing at him with a submachine gun.
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