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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be bouyant)
a. to float
¿De verdad crees que ese pedazo de chatarra va a flotar?Do you really think that hunk of junk is going to float?
2. (to hover in the air)
a. to float
Los globos, llenos de helio, se alejaron flotando con la brisa.The balloons, filled with helium, floated away with the breeze.
b. to waft
En la primavera se siente un aroma de flores flotar en el aire.In the spring there is an aroma of flowers wafting in the air.
3. (to be felt)
a. to hang
Un aire de incertidumbre flotaba en el ambiente.A feeling of uncertainty hung in the air.
4. (economics)
a. to float
El Banco Central sugiere dejar flotar la moneda y permitir que se revalorice.The Central Bank recommends letting currency float and appreciate in value.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (economics)
a. to float
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (en líquido, aire)
a. to float
3. (desconfianza, tensión)
a. to hang, to hover
4. (economics)
a. to float
hacer flotar una divisato float a currency
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intransitive verb
1 (en líquido) to float
2 [+bandera] to flutter
flotar al viento [+cabello] to stream in the wind
3 (Economía) to float
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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