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transitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to read quickly)
2. (to check)
3. (to search through)
4. (to examine)
5. (to direct one's gaze through)
6. (to appear not to recognize)
a. mirar sin ver
I asked Dave a question and he looked through me as if he were miles away.Le pregunté algo a Dave y me miró sin ver, como si pensara en otra cosa.
b. mirar como si no existiera
I said hello to Cathy, but she looked straight through me.Le saludé a Cathy, pero me miró como si no existiera.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (not see)
she looked straight through memiró hacia mí, pero no me vio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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