flail about
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flail about(
fleyl
 
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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 move rapidly)
a. agitarse
The man's arms flailed about as he tried to catch his balance.Los brazos del hombre se agitaban mientras él trataba de recuperar el equilibrio.
b. debatirse
Hayden was flailing about trying to shoo away the bees that were swarming around his head.Hayden se debatía tratando de ahuyentar al enjambre abejas que volaban alrededor de su cabeza.
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
2. (to move rapidly)
a. agitar
Duane was jumping up and down, flailing his arms in an attempt to get someone stop and help us.Duane saltaba de desesperación, agitando los brazos en un intento por conseguir que alguien se parara a ayudarnos.
b. blandir (weapon)
The duke flailed his sword about, but he was no match for the strangely noble-looking peasant.El duque blandía la espada, pero no conseguía abatir al campesino de aspecto extrañamente noble.
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flail about
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (arms, legs)
a. moverse descontroladamente
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