tocar fondo
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tocar fondo(
toh
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kahr
 
fohn
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doh
)
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 stand in water without being covered)
a. to touch the bottom
¿Puedes tocar fondo? - No, esta piscina tiene más de dos metros de profundidad.Can you touch the bottom? - No, this pool is more than two meters deep.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to reach the lowest level)
a. to reach rock bottom
Nuestra relación tocó fondo cuando me enteré de que él me era infiel.Our relationship reached rock bottom when I found out that he was cheating on me.
b. to hit rock bottom
Me encontraron borracho en un banco. Ese día toqué fondo. Al día siguiente empecé a ir a Alcohólicos AnónimosThey found me drunk on a bench. That day I hit rock botton. The following day I started going to AA.
c. to bottom out
La divisa tocó fondo en mayo. Desde entonces, ha repuntado ligeramente.The currency bottomed out in May. Since then, it has slightly recovered.
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