dar vueltas a

dar vueltas a(
dahr
 
bwehl
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tahs
 
ah
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to spin)
a. to turn
Era un carro muy antiguo y tenías que darle vueltas a una manivela para ponerlo en marcha.It was a very old car, and you had to turn a crank to start it.
2. (to ponder)
a. to think about
No puedo dejar de dar vueltas a lo que pasó. Me impresionó mucho.I can't stop thinking about what happened. It really shocked me.
b. to go over
Deja de darle vueltas a lo que te dijo. ¿Qué te importa lo que él piense?Stop going over what he said to you. What do you care what he thinks?
3. (to go around)
a. to go round and round
Los corredores daban vueltas al circuito mientras que los espectadores los vitoreaban y aplaudían.The runners were going round and round the circuit while the spectators cheered and applauded.
b. to circle
Dábamos vueltas al fuego, cantando y bailando.We circled the fire, singing and dancing.
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