blow away
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blow away(
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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 be carried away)
a. salir volando
Edna stepped out of the bus and her hat blew away.Edna se bajó del autobús y su sombreo salió volando.
b. volarse
I bent down to pick up a pen I dropped and my newspaper on the table blew away.Me agaché para recoger una pluma que se me había caído y el periódico que tenía sobre la mesa se voló.
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 carry off)
a. llevarse
A gust blew away the puzzle I was working on in the park.Una ráfaga se llevó el rompecabezas que estaba haciendo en el parque.
b. volar
The wind was so strong that it blew away the box of pizza I was carrying.El viento era tan fuerte que voló la caja de pizza que llevaba.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to impress)
a. dejar pasmado
Paco de Lucia absolutely blew me away with his mastery of the guitar when I saw him play.Paco de Lucía me dejó completamente pasmado con su dominio de la guitarra cuando lo vi tocar.
4. (to defeat easily)
a. machacar
Katie blew away everyone in the race.Katie machacó a todos en la carrera.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to kill with explosives or a gun)
a. liquidar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The police are trying to figure out who blew away the city's mob boss.La policía está tratando de averiguar quién liquidó al jefe de la mafia de la ciudad.
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blow away
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.
the wind blew the newspaper awayel viento se llevó el periódico
2. (colloquial)
a.
to b somebody awaypegar un tiro a alguien
3. (fam fig)
a.
his latest film blew me awaysu última película me dejó alucinado
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (paper, hat)
a. salir volando
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blow away
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+hat] salir volando; volarse
transitive verb
1 [+wind] [+leaves, rubbish] hacer volar
2 (kill) cargarse a (informal); liquidar (informal)
Schwarzenegger blew away dozens of cops in "Terminator" Blew him away. Both barrels, ten feet
3 (defeat) machacar (informal)
Agassi blew him away in straight sets Arsenal blew Coventry away in a whirlwind first half with a goal apiece from Alan Smith, Ian Wright and Kevin Campbell
4 (impress) dejar pasmado (informal)
I was blown away by Amis' new novel "I was so blown away by the tone and the quality of the story," Livi says, `that I went out and found Blier the money he needed to finish the novel"
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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