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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 collapse)
The third floor caved in from the weight of too many people.El tercer piso se hundió por el peso de demasiadas personas.
The ceiling of the old house is about to cave in.El techo de la casa vieja está a punto de derrumbarse.
Sadly, the roof of the old building caved in.Desgraciadamente, el techo del edificio viejo se desplomó.
The roof caved in due to the weight of the snow.El tejado cedió debido al peso de la nieve.
(to give up)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (ground, structure)
a. hundirse, ceder
a. rendirse, darse por vencido(a) (stop resisting)
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