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dar un respingo
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 give a freight)
a. to start
Di un respingo cuando brincó mi gato encima de la cama a mitad de noche.I started when my cat jumped on the bed in the middle of the night.
b. to give someone a start
¿Qué haces escondido ahí? ¡Me diste un respingo!What are you doing hiding there? You gave me a start!
c. to jump
El mofle hizo un estallido fuerte y di un respingo.The muffler made a loud bang and I jumped.
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