kick around

kick around(
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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
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to move around)
a. rondar por
This hoodie has been kicking around the house, and I have no idea whose it is.Este hoodie ha estado rondando por la casa, y no tengo ni idea a quien pertenece.
b. andar por
Have you seen my stapler? - I think I saw it kicking around the office somewhere.¿Has visto mi grapadora? - Creo que la vi andando por la oficina en alguna parte.
c. dar vueltas por
We spent the day kicking around the mall because there was nothing better to do.Pasamos el día dando vueltas por el centro comercial porque no había nada mejor que hacer.
d. deambular por
Hugo and Bartolo were kicking around the park when they saw a strange looking man.Hugo y Bartolo deambulaban por el parque cuando vieron a un hombre de aspecto extraño.
2. (to mistreat)
a. tratar a patadas
My boss was always kicking me around, so I finally quit.Mi jefe siempre me trataba a patadas, así que renuncié al final.
3. (to play with)
a. jugar con
Do you want to go outside and kick the ball around?¿Quieres salir a jugar con la pelota?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to consider)
a. dar vueltas a
The band members were kicking around ideas for the album cover.Los miembros de la banda daban vueltas a unas ideas para la cubierta del álbum.
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
5. (to walk around)
a. deambular
We spent the afternoon kicking around until we got hungry.Pasamos la tarde deambulando hasta que nos entró hambre.
b. dar vueltas
We were downtown kicking around before the concert for a few hours.Estábamos en el centro dando vueltas por unas horas antes de que empezara el concierto.
6. (to be idle)
a. vagar
When are you going to stop kicking around and get a real job?¿Cuándo vas a dejar de vagar y buscar un trabajo?
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