flutter about
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flutter about(
fluh
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duhr
 
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baut
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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 around quickly)
a. revolotear (animal)
A sparrow fluttered about in the cupola of the abandoned farmhouse.Un gorrión revoloteaba en la cúpula de la granja abandonada.
b. agitarse
Newspapers fluttered about on the ground as a train passed through the station.Los periódicos se agitaron en el suelo cuando pasó un tren por la estación.
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 around quickly)
a. revolotear
The children shrieked as they saw a bat fluttering about the inside of the garage.Los niños chillaron cuando vieron un murciélago revoloteando en el interior de la cochera.
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