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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 become cool)
Everyone gathered around the fire hydrant that was shooting water to cool off.Todos se congregaron alrededor de la boca de incendios que echaba agua para refrescarse.
It was really hot today, but then it cooled off after the rainstorm.Fue un día realmente caluroso, pero luego refrescó tras la tormenta.
2. (to become indifferent)
Those two are wild! Clearly, even after 40 years of marriage, things haven't cooled off at all!¡Esos dos están locos el uno por el otro! Aunque llevan 40 años de matrimonio, está claro que no se ha enfriado la cosa entre ellos.
3. (to calm down)
Pedrito finally started to cool off once we told him he could have his toy back.Pedrito por fin empezó a calmarse una vez que le dijimos que le devolveríamos su juguete.
I was so furious that I had to go outside to cool off for a few minutes.Estaba tan furioso que tuve que salir para tranquilizarme durante unos minutos.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he had a shower to c offse dio una ducha para refrescarse
2. (affection, enthusiasm)
3. (angry person)
a. calmarse, tranquilizarse
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