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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 wander)
People were milling around and looking at the art.La gente estaba deambulando y mirando el arte.
b. vagar sin rumbo
Everyone was milling around waiting for the show to start.Todos vagaban sin rumbo esperando a que comenzara el espectáculo.
c. ir y venir
The reporters had been milling around in front of city hall for 45 minutes, but there was no sign of the mayor.Los periodista que estaban frente a las puertas del municipio llevaban 45 minutos minutos yendo y viniendo, pero el alcalde no aparecía.
transitive verb phrase
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.).
2. (to wander around)
a. vagar por
Students were milling around the auditorium before the assembly that was supposed to take place.Los estudiantes vagaban por el auditorio antes de la reunión que supuestamente se iba a celebrar.
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