take after
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take after(
teyk
 
ahf
-
tuhr
)
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 look like)
a. salir a
Patrick is a very sociable person. He takes after his father in that respect.Patrick es una persona muy sociable. En eso sale a su padre.
b. parecerse a
Fortunately, the girls all take after their mother in the looks department.Felizmente, las chicas se parecen a su madre en lo que a belleza se refiere.
2. (to pursue)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. salir corriendo detrás de
The dog saw some sheep in the field and took after them.El perro vio unas ovejas en el campo y salió corriendo detrás de ellas.
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take after
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. (resemble)
a. parecerse a
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take after
intransitive verb
(in looks) parecerse a; salir a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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