look around

look around(
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)
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
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
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