A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to move from side to side)
a. to toss and turn
Se estaba revolviendo toda la noche pensando en el examen.He was tossing and turning all night thinking about the exam.
b. to writhe
El venado se revolvía en agonía después de ser golpeado por el camión.The deer writhed in agony after being hit by the truck.
2. (meteorological)
a. to turn stormy
Justo cuando pensaban que las cosas no podían empeorar, se revolvieron los cielos.Just when they thought things couldn't get any worse, the skies turned stormy.
3. (to attack)
a. to turn on
Los campesinos se revolvieron contra el lord injusto.The peasants turned on the unjust lord.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to mix)
a. to stir
Mireya revolvió su café con una cuchara.Mireya stirred her coffee with a spoon.
b. to toss
Fernando revolvió la lechuga, el tomate y la cebolla para hacer una ensalada.Fernando tossed lettuce, tomatoes, and onions to make a salad.
5. (to make sick)
a. to upset
Ver sangre me revuelve el estómago.The sight of blood upsets my stomach.
6. (to disarrange)
a. to mess up
Los cachorros se metieron al cuarto del niño y revolvieron todos los juguetes.The puppies went into the boy's bedroom and messed up all his toys.
7. (to search)
a. to go through
Los ladrones revolvieron toda la casa en busca de oro.The burglars went through everything in the house looking for gold.
b. to look through
Revolvió todo los papeles para encontrar el contrato.She looked through all of the papers to find the contract.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (mezclar; líquido)
a. to stir
2. (ensalada)
a. to toss
3. (objetos)
a. to mix
4. (desorganizar)
a. to turn upside down, to mess up
5. (cajones)
a. to turn out
6. (irritar)
a. to upset
me revuelve el estómago o las tripasit makes my stomach turn
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (general)
revolver ento rummage around in
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
8. (moverse; en un sillón)
a. to shift about
9. (en la cama)
a. to toss and turn
revolverse contra alguiento turn on somebody
10. (el mar)
a. to become rough
11. (el tiempo)
a. to turn stormy
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revolverrevuelto (participio_de_pasado)
transitive verb
1 [+líquido] to stir
2 [+papeles] to look through
3 [+tierra] to turn over; turn up; dig over
4 (enredar)
¡deja de revolver! ¡no revuelvas! (a niño) stop messing about with things!; stop fidgeting!
revolverla to mess everything up
5 (desordenar) to mix up; mess up
han revuelto toda la casa they've turned the whole house upside down
6 [+asunto] to go into; investigate
revolver algo en la cabeza to turn sth over in one's mind
7 (Política) to stir up; cause unrest among; [+persona] to provoke; rouse to anger
revolver al secretario con el jefe
revolver los ojos to roll one's eyes; revolver el estómago to turn one's stomach
9 (envolver) to wrap up
intransitive verb
revolver en to go through; rummage in; rummage about in; revolver en los bolsillos to feel in one's pockets; fumble in one's pockets
pronominal verb
1 (volver) to turn round; (en cama) to toss and turn
revolverse de dolor to writhe in pain; se revolvía en su silla he was fidgeting about on his chair; se me revuelve el estómago solo de pensarlo it turns my stomach just thinking about it; revolverse al enemigo to turn to face the enemy
2 (enfrentarse)
revolverse contra algn to turn on o against sb
3 [+sedimento] to be stirred up; [+líquido] to become cloudy
4 (Meteorología) to break; turn stormy
5 (Astronomía) to revolve
6 (And) (prosperar) to get a lucky break; have a change of fortunes; to look after Number One
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