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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. traspasar, saltarse
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to overstep the markpasarse de la raya
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overstep [ˌəʊvəˈstep]
transitive verb
[+boundary] traspasar; [+authority] excederse en el ejercicio de
perhaps he did overstep the bounds of propriety There is never the slightest risk of overstepping the boundaries between friendliness and familiarity The government claims Gluckman has overstepped his authority
to overstep the mark pasarse de la raya; excederse
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