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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 leave)
a. salir
I have an important meeting at work. I don't know if I'll be able to get away.Tengo una reunión de trabajo importante. No sé si voy a poder salir.
b. irse
The party was really boring and I was looking for an opportunity to get away.La fiesta era muy aburrida y buscaba la oportunidad de irme.
2. (to escape)
a. escaparse
The robbers got away in a stolen car.Los ladrones se escaparon en un carro robado.
b. escapar
He goes out with his friends to get away from all the problems at home.Sale con sus amigos para escapar de todos los problemas que tiene en casa.
3. (to move away)
a. apartarse
Get away from that dog. It could bite you.Apártate de ese perro. Podría morderte.
4. (to have a vacation)
a. irse de vacaciones
I've had so much work this year, I haven't be able to get away at all.Este año tuve tanto trabajo que no pude irme de vacaciones.
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
5. (to move away; used with "from")
a. quitar
I can never watch what I want because it's impossible to get the TV remote away from him.Nunca puedo ver lo que quiero porque es imposible quitarle el control remoto de la tele.
b. apartar de
Get that child away from the stove. He could burn himself.Aparta a ese niño de la cocina. Podría quemarse.
c. sacar
"Get that dog away from my yard!" the old lady yelled."¡Saca ese perro de mi jardín!", gritó la anciana.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(used to express disbelief) (United Kingdom)
a. dale
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
I've quit smoking. - Get away! You haven't!Dejé de fumar. - ¡Dale!¡No te creo!
b. anda ya
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Spain
Sally told me she'd left her job. - Get away! She's having you on.Sally me dijo que había dejado su trabajo. - ¡Anda ya! Te está tomando el pelo.
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get away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (escape)
a. irse, escaparse
2. (have a holiday)
a. tomarse unas vacaciones
get away
1 (depart) salir;from de; (at start of race) escapar; (go away) irse
I couldn't get away any sooner (from work) no pude salir antes; I didn't get away till seven thirty no conseguí marcharme hasta las siete y media; I can't get away before the 15th no puedo escaparme or irme antes del 15; it would be lovely to get away somewhere sería maravilloso irse a algún sitio
I need to get away for a while, a change of scene and all that
get away! (go away) ¡vete ya!; ¡lárgate!
to get away from [+place, person] escaparse de
it's time we got away from this idea es hora de que abandonemos esta idea
get away (with you)! (expressing disbelief) ¡venga ya!; ¡anda ya!; (joking) ¡no digas bobadas!
2 (move away) apartarse;from de
I yelled at him to get away from the edge le chillé que se apartase del borde
Get away from me! Maggie yelled
3 (escape) escaparse;from de
he was trying to get away when he was shot at
you let them get away! ¡dejaste que se escapasen!; he let a golden opportunity get away dejó escapar una oportunidad única
to get away from it all escapar de todo
People used to come up here to get away from the heat down in New Orleans I wish I could get away from here » from everything and everybody
there's no getting away from it es algo que no podemos más que aceptar; no se lo puede negar
transitive verb
to get sth away from sb (remove) quitar algo a algn
get that gun away from him
get that snake away from me! ¡quítame esa serpiente de delante!; to get sb away from sth: I can't get him away from that computer no puedo despegarlo del ordenador; we managed to get her away from the party conseguimos sacarla de la fiesta con grandes esfuerzos; you must get her away to the country tienes que llevártela al campo
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