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intransitive verb phrase
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
1. (to reply rudely)
If you know what's good for you, you'll stop talking back like that!Si sabes lo que te conviene, mejor dejate de contestar así.
Jennifer got in trouble for talking back to the teacher.Jennifer se metió en problemas por replicarle a la maestra.
Don't talk back to your mother!¡No le respondas a tu madre!
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
a. responder, replicar
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Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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