all over
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all over(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in all places)
a. por todas partes
I've been looking all over for those scissors.Estuve buscando esas tijeras por todas partes.
2. (over the whole surface of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She was shaking all over after coming out of the pool.Temblaba todo el cuerpo al salir de la piscina.
The wall was plastered all over with posters.Las paredes estaban todas cubiertas de afiches.
3. (indicating characteristic behavior)
a. típico de
That's David all over. He wouldn't pay a cent unless he had to.Eso es típico de David. No pagaría ni un centavo si no fuera necesario.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (indicating finality)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's all over between us. She doesn't want to be tied down.Lo nuestro se acabó. Ella no quiere sentirse atada.
The game was all over in the first few minutes.El partido se decidió en los primeros minutos.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (throughout all of)
a. por todo
She's traveled all over the world.Ha viajado por todo el mundo.
b. en todo
Businesses are closing all over the country.Los negocios están cerrando las puertas en todo el territorio nacional.
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