throw oneself
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throw oneself
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.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to propel oneself)
a. tirarse
Luckily, the man who threw himself from the bridge survived.Con suerte, el hombre que se tiró del puente sobrevivió.
b. arrojarse
Julian threw himself at the guy who insulted his sister.Julián se arrojó al chico que insultó a su hermana.
c. echarse
I threw myself off the balcony to escape the burning building.Me eché del balcón para escaparme del edificio en llamas.
d. aventarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The skydiver threw himself from the airplane.El paracaidista se aventó del avión.
2. (to flirt)
a. coquetear
When Rebecca is drunk, she'll throw herself at any guy.Cuando Rebecca se emborracha, coquetea a cualquier chico.
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