try on
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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 test for fit)
a. probarse
Try this skirt on. If it doesn't fit you, I'll bring you a bigger size.Pruébate esta falda. Si no te queda, te traeré una talla más grande.
b. medirse
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Can I try these jeans on?¿Puedo medirme estos vaqueros?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to put to test) (United Kingdom)
a. poner a prueba
Children always try it on with you to see how far they can go.Los niños siempre te ponen a prueba para ver hasta dónde pueden llegar.
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try on
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. (clothes)
a. probarse
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the children tried it on with their teacherlos niños pusieron a prueba al profesor
stop trying it on with me!¡conmigo eso no va a colar!
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try on
transitive verb
1 [+clothes, shoes] probarse
would you like to try it on? ¿quiere probárselo?
try this on for size she tried it on for size
2 (Britain)
to try [it] on
to try it on: she's trying it on to see how far she can push you lo está haciendo para ver hasta cuánto aguantas; take no notice, he's just trying it on no le hagas caso, solo está intentando quedarse contigo (informal); don't try anything on with me! ¡no intentes quedarte conmigo! (informal)
he's trying it on to see how you'll react if he really wanted to try it on with the taxman he should...
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