go before

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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 occur before)
a. producirse antes
More people lost their lives in the war than in any that had gone before.En esta guerra perdieron la vida más personas que en cualquiera de las que se habían producido antes.
b. tener lugar antes
The protests against that administration that went before were far more peaceful.Las manifestaciones contra esa administración que tuvieron lugar antes fueron más tranquilas.
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 precede)
a. preceder
The emperor accomplished more than any other who had gone before him.El emperador logró más que cualquier otro que lo había precedido.
3. (to appear before)
a. presentarse ante
The man went before the duke to plead for the life of his brother.El hombre se presentó ante el duque para suplicar la vida de su hermano.
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go before
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.
to go before the courtcomparecer ante el juez, ir a juicio
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (precede)
a. preceder
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go before
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(precede) preceder
all that has gone before todo lo que ha pasado antes; those who are or have gone before (die) aquellos que ya pasaron a mejor vida
intransitive verb
the matter has gone before a grand jury el asunto se ha sometido a un gran jurado
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