fall through

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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 fail)
a. irse a pique
Our dinner plans with the Murphys fell through at the last minute, so we decided to go for pizza.Nuestros planes de cena con los Murphy se fueron a pique en el último momento, pues decidimos ir a comer una pizza.
b. fracasar
The plan fell through because no one wanted to take charge.El plan fracasó porque nadie quería tomar la iniciativa.
c. quedar en nada
The investors got nervous, and the deal fell through.Los inversionistas se pusieron nerviosos, y el trato quedó en nada.
d. caerse
Regionalism used in Argentina
We had someone interested in buying the house, but the offer fell through at the last minute.Había alguien que pensaba comprar nuestra casa, pero la oferta se cayó en el último momento.
e. no darse
Regionalism used in Mexico
They were going to sign a big contract with that company, but it fell through because of government restrictions.Iban a firmar un gran contrato con esa empresa, pero debido a restricciones gubernamentales, no se dio.
2. (to fall)
a. atravesar
Walk on the beams because the floor in between isn't very sturdy, and you could fall through.Camina por las vigas porque el suelo entre ellas no está muy estable, y lo podrías atravesar.
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
3. (to drop through)
a. caerse por
My key slipped out of my hand and fell through a crack in the porch.Se me fue la llave de la mano y se cayó por una grieta en el porche.
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fall through
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (plan, deal)
a. venirse abajo
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fall through
[+plans etc] fracasar
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