look 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. (to survey)
a. mirar a su alrededor
He looked around the church and saw everyone crying and surmised it was a funeral.Miró a su alrededor en la iglesia y vio que todos lloraban y conjeturó que era un funeral.
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
2. (to seek; used with "for")
a. buscar
We've been looking around for a babysitter. Do you know anyone you can recommend?Hemos estado buscando una niñera. ¿Conoces a alguien que nos puedas recomendar?
3. (to see)
a. mirar
Do you need help? - No, thank you. I'm just looking around.¿Necesitas ayuda? - No, gracias. Solo estoy mirando.
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look around
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a.
I went into the center of town to l aroundfui al centro a dar una vuelta
I've been looking around for something betterhe estado buscando para ver si encontraba algo mejor
look around
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
echar una mirada alrededor
to look around for sth buscar algo; we're looking around for a house estamos buscando casa
intransitive verb
to look around one mirar a su alrededor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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