dar sacudidas

dar sacudidas
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. (general)
a. to buck
Íbamos por la autopista cuando de pronto el auto empezó a dar sacudidas.We were driving along the freeway when suddenly the car started bucking.
b. to lurch
Tras un rato dando sacudidas, el carro se detuvo.After lurching for a while, the car came to a stop.
c. to shudder
Se oyó un fuerte chirrido, y el tren se detuvo dando sacudidas.A loud screech was heard, and the train shuddered to a halt.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Cuando el tren cobraba velocidad, fui por el pasillo dando sacudidas en busca de un asiento libre.As the train picked up speed, I lurched along the aisle looking for a free seat.
El viejo autobús avanzaba por el camino de tierra dando sacudidas.The old bus jolted along the dirt road.
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