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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 get ready)
a. preparar
Monica lays her school things out at night so she doesn't have to think about it in the morning.Mónica prepara las cosas de la escuela de noche para no tener que pensar en eso por la mañana.
b. ordenar
Steve laid out all the ingredients on the counter before making dinner.Steve ordenó todos los ingredientes sobre la cubierta antes de preparar la cena.
c. disponer
Carolina lays out her clothes on the bed before she gets in the shower.Carolina dispone su ropa sobre la cama antes de meterse a la ducha.
2. (to set forth)
a. exponer
The lawyer laid out his arguments for his client's innocence.El abogado expuso sus argumentos para demostrar la inocencia de su cliente.
3. (to arrange according to a plan)
a. diseñar
Patricia laid out the garden on paper before beginning to dig.Patricia diseñó el jardín en papel antes de comenzar a cavar.
b. hacer el trazado de
The architect laid out the basic plan for the shopping center.El arquitecto hizo el trazado del plano básico para el centro comercial.
c. componer
Before computers, a printer had to lay out each page by hand.Antes de las computadoras, un impresor tenía que componer cada página a mano.
4. (to spend)
a. desembolsar
How much did you have to lay out for your new car?¿Cuánto tuviste que desembolsar por el coche nuevo?
b. gastar
I laid out a fortune on our safari to Africa.Gasté una fortuna por el safari a África.
5. (to invest)
a. invertir
The government has laid out millions on railways.El gobierno invirtió millones en los ferrocarriles.
b. colocar
Rudy laid out $50 million on that real estate investment.Rudy colocó $50 millones en esa inversión de bienes raíces.
6. (to prepare for burial)
a. amortajar
The funeral home laid out and washed the body.La funeraria amortajó y lavó el cuerpo.
7. (to knock out)
a. dejar nocaut
Leonard laid out his opponent at the end of the seventh round.Leonard dejó nocaut a su contrincante al final del séptimo asalto.
b. noquear
The champion has won most of his fights by laying out his opponent.El campeón ganó la mayoría de sus peleas noqueando al contrincante.
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lay 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. (arrange, display)
a. colocar, disponer
2. (dead body)
a. amortajar
3. (plan; road)
a. trazar
4. (town)
a. diseñar el trazado de
lay out
transitive verb
1 (dispose) [+cloth, rug] tender; extender; [+objects] disponer; arreglar; [+goods for sale] exponer; [+garden, town] trazar; hacer el trazado de; [+page, letter] presentar; diseñar; [+clothes] preparar; [+ideas] exponer; explicar
the house is well laid out la casa está bien distribuida; the town is well laid out la ciudad tiene un trazado elegante
2 [+corpse] amortajar
3 [+money] (spend) gastar; (invest) invertir; emplear;on en;
4 (knock out) derribar; (Boxing) dejar K.O.
5 (reflexive)
to lay o.s. out for sb hacer lo posible por ayudar/complacer a algn; he laid himself out to please se volcó por complacerla/los etc
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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