echar una ojeada

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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 take a brief look; often used with "a")
a. to take a quick look
Eché una ojeada al texto y enseguida descubrí una errata.I took a quick look at the text and found a typo right away.
b. to take a quick glance
Echa una ojeada a estos números y trata de memorizarlos.Take a quick glance at these numbers and try to memorize them.
c. to have a quick look
El motor se paró. Abrí el capó y eché una ojeada, pero todo parecía en orden.The motor stopped running. I opened the hood and had a quick look, but everything seemed fine.
d. to take a look
Esta es el mejor puesto del mercadillo. ¿Por qué no echas una ojeada? Quizá encuentres algo que te guste.This is the finest stall in the market. Why don't you take a look? Maybe you'll find something you like.
e. to glance
La maestra echó una ojeada a mi tarea durante un par de minutos y dijo, "Muy bien, García".The teacher glanced at my homework for a couple of minutes and said, "Very good, Garcia."
f. to look
¿Está buscando algún libro en particular? - No, gracias. Solo estoy echando una ojeada.Are you trying to find a specific book? - No, thanks. I'm just looking.
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