echar chispas
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echar chispas
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 emit sparks)
a. to spark
Cada vez que enchufo un aparato en este toma, echa chispas.Whenever I plug an appliance into this outlet, it sparks.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be furious)
a. to fume
Hoy la profesora de francés echaba chispas porque nadie había hecho la tarea.Our French teacher was fuming today because no one had done their homework.
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