get into trouble
get into trouble
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 land in trouble)
a. meterse en problemas
You're going to get into trouble if you don't shut up.Te vas a meter en problemas si no te callas.
b. meterse en un lío
The butcher got in trouble with the mafia when he wasn't able to pay them.El carnicero se metió en un lío con la mafia cuando no pudo pagarles.
c. meterse en líos
Eva is always getting into trouble at school.Eva siempre se mete en líos en la escuela.
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
2. (to bring trouble to)
a. meter en un lío
I don't want anything to do with your crazy plan. You're going to get us into trouble.No quiero tener nada que ver con tu plan loco. Nos vas a meter en un lío.
b. meter en problemas
Don't tell that tattletale. He'll try to get us into trouble.No se lo digas a ese soplón. Tratará de meternos en problemas.
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