trip over

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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 fall over)
a. tropezar
Watch you don't trip over. This room's a mess.Cuidado, no vayas a tropezar. Este cuarto es un desastre.
b. tropezar y caerse
Tommy tripped over when I wasn't looking and hit his head.Mientras yo estaba distraída, Tommy tropezó y se cayó y se dio un golpe en la cabeza.
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
2. (to fall over)
a. tropezarse con
I tripped over a rug and fell flat on my face.Me tropecé con una alfombra y me di de bruces con el suelo.
b. tropezar con
Nigel tripped over a toy in the dark and fell down the stairs.En medio de la oscuridad, Nigel tropezó con un juguete y se cayó por la escalera.
3. (to stutter over)
a. atrancarse con
Susie keeps tripping over words when reading.Susie suele atrancarse con las palabras cuando lee.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I tried to explain what had happened, but I kept tripping over the words.Traté de explicar lo que había pasado, pero se me trababa la lengua.
My dad often trips over words when he's on the phone.A mi padre suele trabársele la lengua cuando habla por teléfono.
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trip over
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. tropezar con
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. tropezar
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trip over
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(fall) tropezar y caerse
tie up your shoelaces if you don't want to trip over you'll trip over if you don't tie up your shoelaces If you walk round with your shoelaces undone, you'll trip over I didn't touch him! He just tripped over
he tripped over and fell flat on his face tropezó y cayó de bruces
intransitive verb
1 tropezarse con; tropezar con
he tripped over a wire tropezó or se tropezó con un cable; she tripped over her own feet se tropezó con sus propios pies
to trip over sth
to trip over one another to do sth darse de tortas por hacer algo (informal)
magazine editors are tripping over one another to buy these stories fans have literally been tripping over each other to buy a signed T shirt Congress members are tripping over each other to introduce new benefits firms are tripping over each other to launch their latest products
2
occasionally he would trip over a word in his impatience to tell his story a veces se le trababa la lengua en su impaciencia por contar su historia
I was out of breath and tripping over my words I ran into the office, out of breath and tripping over my words "I know you loved him too," I blurted out, the words tripping over each other
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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