throw about

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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 knock around) (United Kingdom)
a. lanzar de un lado para otro
Every time the bus hit a bump, we were thrown about violently.Cada vez que pasamos por encima de un bache, quedamos lanzados violentamente de un lado para otro.
b. zarandear
Turbulence threw the tiny plane about, terrifying the passengers on board.La turbulencia zarandeaba el avión diminuto, aterrorizando a los pasajeros a bordo.
2. (to thrash around) (United Kingdom)
a. tirarse por
The criminal threw himself about the back of the squad car.El criminal se tiraba por la parte de atrás del carro de patrulla.
3. (to thrash around; used reflexively) (United Kingdom)
a. lanzarse de un lado para otro
The clown threw himself about, making all the children laugh.El payaso se lanzaba de un lado para otro, haciendo que se rieran todos los niños.
b. tirarse de un lado para otro
The trainer tried to keep the horse from throwing itself about.El domador trataba de impedir que el caballo se tirara de un lado para otro.
4. (to scatter) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar
The people in the parade were throwing candy about.Las personas en el desfile tiraban caramelos.
b. desparramar
Dan opened his present excitedly, throwing bits of wrapping paper about.Dan abrió su regalo excitado, desparramando pedacitos de papel de envolver.
5. (to propose offhandedly) (United Kingdom)
a. lanzar
It's important for the team to be open when everyone is throwing ideas about.Es importante que el equipo sea abierto cuando todos están lanzando ideas.
6. (to waste) (United Kingdom)
a. derrochar
If you didn't throw your money about so thoughtlessly, you'd have much more for the things you really want.Si no derrocharas el dinero así como si nada, tendrías mucho más para las cosas que realmente quieres.
7. (to throw back and forth) (United Kingdom)
a. lanzarse
The players were throwing the ball about to warm up before the match.Los jugadores se lanzaban la pelota para calentar antes del partido.
b. tirarse
Tommy's brothers took his toy away and began throwing it about.Los hermanos de Tommy le quitaron el juguete y lo empezaron a tirarse.
8. (to gyrate) (United Kingdom)
a. agitar
The model threw her hair about, giving the camera sultry looks.La modelo agitaba el pelo, lanzando miradas seductoras hacia la cámara.
b. sacudir
The dancer threw her hips about to the music.La bailarina sacudía las caderas con la música.
9. (to surround) (United Kingdom)
a. echar alrededor de
The fisherman threw his arms about a buoy and hung on until help came.El pescador echó los brazos alrededor de una boya y se aferró hasta que llegó el auxilio.
b. poner alrededor de
We threw a ribbon about the doorway for the party.Pusimos una cinta alrededor de la puerta para la fiesta.
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throw about
throw around
transitive verb
1
they were throwing a ball about jugaban con una pelota; don't throw it about or it might break no lo manosees para arriba y para abajo, que se puede romper; they were thrown about in the back of the lorry se zarandeaban de un lado para otro en la parte trasera del camión
the children were throwing a ball around in the park you shouldn't throw litter around
2 [+ideas] intercambiar
let's have a meeting and throw a few ideas about vamos a reunirnos para intercambiar ideas; occasionally he throws fancy words about de vez en cuando se deja caer con alguna palabreja or suelta alguna palabreja; his name is thrown about a lot su nombre no para de sonar por ahí
to throw one's arms about agitar mucho los brazos
to throw (one's) money about derrochar or despilfarrar el dinero; tirar el dinero
she does not have money to throw around he loves throwing his money about to throw one's weight [around] you won't get anywhere by throwing your weight about he upsets a lot of people in the office by throwing his weight around and acting the big boss
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