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catch in the act

catch in the act
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. (general)
a. agarrar con las manos en la masa (idiom)
I know you're guilty! They caught you in the act!¡Sé que eres culpable! ¡Te agarraron con las manos en la masa!
b. coger con las manos en la masa (idiom)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I know that John is misusing company funds. We just have to catch him in the act.Sé que John está abusando de los fondos de la empresa. Solo tenemos que cogerlo con las manos en la masa.
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