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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 remove from a high place)
a. bajar
Paul took down a bottle of his best wine to toast the occasion.Paul bajó una botella de su mejor vino para brindar por la ocasión.
2. (to remove something hanging)
a. descolgar
Georgina took the picture of her grandfather down to have it cleaned.Georgina descolgó el retrato de su abuelo para mandarlo a limpiar.
b. quitar
Yesterday, there was a notice that read "Waiters wanted," but now they've taken it down.Ayer había un cartel que decía "Se buscan meseros", pero ahora lo quitaron.
3. (to dismantle)
a. desmontar
As the sun was coming up, Ahide took her tent down and prepared to hike the last ten miles.A salir el sol, Ahidé desmontó la tienda de campaña y se preparó para caminar las últimas diez millas.
b. desmantelar
As soon as they finished painting the building, they took the scaffolding down.En cuanto terminaron de pintar el edificio, desmantelaron los andamios.
4. (to pull down)
a. bajar
My one-year-old wouldn't let me take down his pants to change his diapers.Mi hijo de un año no me dejaba bajarle los pantalones para cambiarle los pañales.
5. (to write down)
a. apuntar
Take down my phone number. Give me a call if I can be of assistance.Apunta mi número de teléfono. Llámame si te puedo ayudar en algo.
b. anotar
Rodney took down the license plate number of the car that hit him.Rodney anotó el número de la placa del carro que lo chocó.
c. tomar nota de
I was sick and didn't go to class, but Melissa took down the most important information for me.Estaba enfermo y no fui a clases, pero Melissa tomó nota de la información más importante por mí.
6. (to humble)
a. bajar los humos a
She took Jack down a bit when she beat him three times in a row playing tennis.Le bajó los humos a Jack un poco cuando lo venció tres veces seguidas jugando al tenis.
7. (to accompany or convey down)
a. acompañar abajo
After they checked in, Emily took Rob down to the hotel bar for a drink.Después de registrarse, Emily acompañó a Rob abajo al bar del hotel para tomar un trago.
b. llevar abajo
Mike took the baby down to the kitchen for a snack.Mike llevó al bebé abajo a la cocina para tomar una botana.
8. (to demolish)
a. derribar
The council voted to take down the old factory.El concejo municipal votó para que se derribara la fábrica antigua.
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take down
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. (remove; from shelf)
a. bajar
2. (poster, curtains)
a. quitar
b. sacar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (lower)
to t down one's trousersbajarse los pantalones
4. (colloquial)
to t somebody down a peg or twobajarle los humos a alguien
5. (dismantle; tent, scaffolding)
a. desmontar
6. (wall, barricade)
a. desmantelar
7. (record)
a. anotar, apuntar
8. (notes)
a. tomar
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take down
transitive verb
1 (off shelf etc) bajar; [+decorations, curtains] quitar; [+picture] descolgar; bajar; [+poster] despegar; [+trousers] bajar
2 (dismantle) [+scaffolding] desmantelar; desmontar; [+building] derribar
3 (write down) apuntar
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