blow off
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blow off(
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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 come off)
a. irse volando (from wind)
The sign on the front of the store blew off during the storm.El cartel del frente de la tienda se fue volando durante la tormenta.
b. saltar por los aires (from an explosion)
The pressure built up, until finally, the top of the vat blew off.La presión subió hasta que al final, saltó por los aires la cubierta de la cuba.
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 stand up)
a. dejar plantado
After sitting alone at the restaurant for 20 minutes, I began to think that Judy had blown me off again.Después de pasar 20 minutos a solas en el restaurante, empecé a pensar que Judy me había vuelto a dejar plantado.
3. (to knock from its place)
a. volar
One shot from a gun like that would blow your arm off.Un tiro de un arma así te volaría el brazo.
b. arrancar (wind)
The wind was so strong that it blew the house off its foundation.El viento fue tan fuerte que arrancó la casa de sus cimientos.
c. hacer saltar por los aires (explode)
The cannon blast blew one of the fort's turrets off.El cañonazo hizo saltar por los aires una de las torretas de la fortaleza.
4. (to not go to)
a. fumarse
Eric and Alex decided to blow off the meeting and go have martinis instead.Eric y Álex decidieron fumarse la reunión y en lugar de ello salieron a tomar un martini.
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blow off
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 her hat offel viento le quitó el sombrero
2. (colloquial)
a.
to b somebody's head offvolarle la cabeza a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (hat)
a. salir volando
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blow off
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+hat] salir volando; volarse
The wind was so strong that his hat blew off
2 (Britain) tirarse un pedo (very_informal)
Much hilarity was caused when the boy playing Jesus blew off at the end of the first scene
transitive verb
[+gas] dejar escapar
to blow off steam desfogarse
verb:transitive:plus_preposition
to blow the dust off a table quitar el polvo de una mesa soplando
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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