tratar de agarrar

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tratar de agarrar(
trah
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tahr
 
deh
 
ah
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gah
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rrahr
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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. (general)
a. to grab at
Un policía trató de agarrar al ladrón mientras corría, pero no pudo atraparlo.A police officer grabbed at the thief as he ran, but couldn't catch him.
b. to snatch at
El hombre trató de agarrarla cuando pasó caminando.The man snatched at her when she walked by.
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