A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
If we can soften the principal a bit, maybe he'll change his mind about canceling the field trip.Si conseguimos ablandar un poco al director, tal vez cambie de opinión respecto a cancelar la excursión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).