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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
1. (to request)
2. (to look for)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1 (request) pedir; solicitar (formal)
he wrote asking for help escribió pidiendo or (formal) solicitando ayuda; to ask for sth back pedir que se devuelva algo
2 (look for)
to ask for sb preguntar por algn; there's someone asking for you at reception hay alguien en recepción que pregunta por ti
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