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give back

give back(
gihv
 
bahk
)
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 return)
a. devolver
When you're done with that book, give it back.Cuando termines con ese libro, devuélvelo.
2. (to repay)
a. dar en compensación
After he became a millionaire, Andy decided he wanted to give something back to his home town.Después de convertirse en millonario, Andy decidió que quería dar algo en compensación a su ciudad natal.
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 repay)
a. dar algo a cambio
This community has always supported me; now it's my turn to give back.Esta comunidad siempre me ha apoyado; ahora me toca a mí dar algo a cambio.
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give back
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. (general)
a. devolver
give back
transitive verb
(return) [+sb's property, freedom] devolver;to a
Peter's given her back her confidence Peter le ha devuelto la confianza en sí misma; he wants to give something back to society quiere ofrecer algo a or hacer algo por la sociedad en compensación
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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