bullir

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bullir(
boo
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yeer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to reach boiling point)
a. to boil
Cuando el agua comience a bullir, el hervidor silbará.The kettle will whistle when the water starts boiling.
b. to bubble
Añade los fideos una vez que el agua bulla.Add the noodles once the water is bubbling.
2. (to be agitated)
a. to seethe
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
El mar comenzó a bullir y el bote se sacudía violentamente.The sea began to seethe and the boat lurched violently.
3. (to be abuzz)
a. to bustle
El museo bullía de turistas que querían ver la Mona Lisa.The museum bustled with tourists who wanted to see the Mona Lisa.
b. to seethe
La tienda bullía de clientes que compraban regalos de Navidad.The store seethed with customers buying Christmas presents.
c. to swarm
Las alcantarillas de la ciudad bullían de ratas.The city sewers swarmed with rats.
4. (to move as a swarm)
a. to swarm
Sobre la carne podrida, bullían las moscas.Flies swarmed all over the rotten meat.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be upset)
a. to seethe
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Lucas bullía de enfado porque sus padres no lo dejaron ir al concierto.Lucas was seething with anger because his parents didn't let him go to the concert.
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bullir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (hervir)
a. to boil
2. (burbujear)
a. to bubble
3. (multitud)
a. to bustle
4. (ratas, hormigas)
a. to swarm
5. (mar)
a. to boil
bullir deto seethe with
la calle bullía de gentethe street was swarming with people
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bullir
intransitive verb
1 [+agua] (hervir) to boil; (agitarse) to bubble (up)
el agua bullía ligeramente the water bubbled gently
2 (moverse) to move; stir
no bullía he didn't move; he never stirred; Londres está que bulle de juventud London is bursting with young people; la ciudad bullía de actividad the town was humming with activity; bullía de indignación he was seething with indignation
3 [+insectos] to swarm
transitive verb
to move; stir
no bulló pie ni mano he did not lift a finger
pronominal verb
bullirse to move; stir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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