tomar el poder

tomar el poder(
toh
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mahr
 
ehl
 
poh
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dehr
)
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. (general)
a. to take power
Los militares dieron un golpe de estado y tomaron el poder hace dos años.The military carried out a coup d'état and took power two years ago.
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