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intransitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to play)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to have sex; often used with "with")
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
3. (to tinker; often used with "with")
This soup is too salty. - Why don't you play around with the recipe?Esta sopa está demasiado salada. - ¿Por qué no jugueteas con la receta?
b. dar vueltas (idea)
Your thesis needs work. Play around with the idea and turn in another draft next week.Tienes que trabajar tu tesis; dale vueltas a la idea y entrega otro borrador la semana que viene.
4. (to be unserious; often used with "with")
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Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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