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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to blow through the nose)
a. to snort (horses and bulls)
El caballo se puso agitado por los truenos y comenzó a bufar.The horse became agitated with the thunder and started to snort.
b. to hiss (cats)
Ese gato bufó y me arañó el brazo cuando lo traté de acariciar.That cat hissed and scratched my arm when I tried to pet it.
c. to spit (cats)
Los gatos están peleando en el tejado y puedo oír como maúllan y bufan.There are cats fighting on the roof and I can hear them meowing and spitting.
2. (to seethe)
a. to snort
¿Qué le hiciste a Mario? Lo vi salir bufando de la ira.What did you do to Mario? I saw him leave snorting with anger.
b. to be furious
Andrés dejó plantada a Sarita en el restaurante y ella está que bufa.Andrés stood Sarita up at the restaurant and she's furious.
3. (to swell)
a. to bulge
El escape en la tubería hizo bufar la pared del baño.The leak in the pipe caused the bathroom wall to bulge.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (toro, caballo)
a. to snort
2. (gato)
a. to hiss
3. (persona)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
está que bufahe's furious
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intransitive verb
[+toro] to snort; [+gato] to spit
está que bufa he's furious; bufar de ira to snort with rage
pronominal verb
bufarse (México) [+pared] to bulge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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