blow about

blow about(
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baut
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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. (to cause to move)
a. hacer volar
The fierce wind was blowing the rowboat about in the water.El fuerte viento llevaba el bote de acá para allá en el agua.
b. hacer volar
The leaves rustled as the wind blew them about.Las hojas susurraban con el viento que las hacía volar.
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
2. (to float in the air)
a. volar
There were bubbles blowing about at the circus.Había burbujas volando en el circo.
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blow about
transitive verb
[+leaves etc] llevar de acá para allá
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+leaves etc] moverse de acá para allá por el viento
leaves were blowing about all over the courtyard
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