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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 visit)
a. venir
Since he got a girlfriend, he never comes round to see us any more.Desde que se consiguió novia, ya nunca viene a vernos.
b. pasarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Why don't you come round now, and I'll show you the photos.Por qué no te pasas ahora, y te muestro las fotos.
c. pasar
Come round and have a drink with me!¡Pasa a tomar un trago conmigo!
2. (to regain consciousness)
a. volver en sí
When I came round, I was in a hospital bed.Cuando volví en mí, me encontraba en una cama en el hospital.
3. (to change one's mind)
a. dejarse convencer
Once we'd explained the advantages of the plan, he didn't take long to come round.Una vez que explicamos las ventajas del plan, no tardó en dejarse convencer.
b. terminar por aceptar
I think we've finally come round to the idea that she won't be coming back.Creo que por fin terminamos por aceptar que ya no volverá.
4. (to recover from a bad mood)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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Not even the promise of an ice cream would make her come round.No se calmaba ni cuando prometimos comprarle un helado.
When she has a tantrum, I let her sulk in her room till she comes round.Cuando le da un berrinche, la dejo refunfuñar en su cuarto hasta que se le pase.
5. (to occur again)
a. llegar
I promise I'll take you there when the holidays come round.Te prometo que te llevo cuando lleguen las vacaciones.
b. volver
Birthdays seem to come round with monotonous regularity.Parece que los cumpleaños vuelven con exasperante regularidad.
6. (to circulate)
a. circular
A memo came round the office explaining the new system.Circuló por la oficina un memorándum que explicaba el nuevo sistema.
7. (to make a detour)
a. dar un rodeo
I came round by the library, as I had some time to kill.Como tenía un tiempo sin nada que hacer, di un rodeo por la biblioteca.
b. desviarse
The road was closed, so we had to come round by the park.La calle estaba cerrada, así que tuvimos que desviarnos por el parque.
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
8. (to turn)
a. doblar
The taxi's here. It's just coming round the corner.Ha llegado el taxi, ya está doblando la esquina.
b. tomar
He came round that bend so fast he almost lost control of the car.Tomó esa curva tan rápido que casi pierde el control del auto.
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come round
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (visit)
c round and see me one daypásate a verme un día
2. (regain consciousness)
a. volver en sí
3. (accept)
to c round to somebody's way of thinkingterminar aceptando la opinión de alguien
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come round
1 (visit)
come round whenever you like pasa por la casa cuando quieras; he is coming round to see us tonight viene a vernos or pasará a vernos esta noche
2 (occur regularly) llegar
I shall be glad when payday comes round ya estoy esperando el día de pago
3 (make detour) dar un rodeo; desviarse
I had to come round by the Post Office to post a letter tuve que desviarme hasta Correos para echar una carta
4 (change one's mind) dejarse convencer
she'll soon come round to my way of thinking no tardará en darme la razón; he came round to our view adoptó nuestra opinión
5 (throw off bad mood) tranquilizarse; calmarse; (cheer up) animarse
she was quiet/sulky/ miserable for a while, but she came round
leave him alone, he'll soon come round déjalo en paz, ya se calmará
6 (regain consciousness, esp after anaesthetic) volver en sí
he came round after about ten minutes volvió en sí después de unos diez minutos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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