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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. (to learn)
a. averiguar
They soon found out the flower shop was a front.Pronto averiguaron que la florería era una tapadera.
b. descubrir
Mom is going to be mad when she finds out you lied about the broken plate.Mamá se va a poner furiosa cuando descubra que mentiste sobre el plato roto.
2. (to become aware of)
a. enterarse de
I've just found out that our headquarters is relocating overseas.Acabo de enterarme de que la sede va a trasladarse al extranjero.
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
3. (to become aware)
a. enterarse
The company didn't find out about the incident until it was contacted by the police.La compañía no se enteró del incidente hasta que la policía se puso en contacto con ellos.
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find out
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. (discover)
a. averiguar, descubrir
we found out that she was Frenchdescubrimos que era francesa
2. (see through)
to f somebody outdescubrir a alguien
we've been found outnos han descubierto
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
to f out about somethingenterarse de algo
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find out
transitive verb
1 (check out) averiguar
find out everything you can about him averigua todo lo que puedas sobre él; she phoned to find out when the bus left llamó por teléfono para averiguar cuándo or enterarse de cuándo salía el autobús
they held a news conference to find out the truth can you find out what she wants? what did you find out about him?
2 (discover) descubrir
they never found out how he escaped nunca descubrieron cómo se había escapado; I found out what he was really like descubrí su verdadera personalidad; me di cuenta de cómo era realmente; find out more by writing to ... infórmese escribiendo a ...
watch next week's episode to find out what happens when he found out her secret he started to make her life a misery I found out his secret to find out that
I found out that she had been lying descubrí or me enteré que había estado mintiendo
I was relieved to find out that I had a genuine disorder
I found out from his teacher that he hadn't been to school me enteré a través de su profesor de que había faltado al colegio
3 (expose)
to find sb out descubrir a algn
I thought for a moment they'd found me out he thought we wouldn't know, but we found him out
(you can) be sure your sins will find you out puedes estar seguro de que tarde o temprano tus mismas acciones te delatarán
4 (realize) darse cuenta de; descubrir
they'll be sorry when they find out their mistake se van a arrepentir cuando se den cuenta de su error
as soon as we found it out we closed the ward
1 (become aware) enterarse
they'll soon find out pronto se enterarán
we didn't have to wait long to find out by the time we found out it was too late
to find out about sth enterarse de algo; descubrir algo; she was afraid her husband would find out about their relationship le daba miedo que su marido se enterase de or descubriese su relación
we didn't find out about it in time
2 (enquire)
to find out about sth informarse acerca de algo; why don't you find out about training courses? ¿por qué no te informas sobre cursos de capacitación?
I made it my business to find out about him he read everything he could to find out about the drug find out about that
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