PHRASAL VERBS down 1

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Couldy Dona Withy said my house COULD (- -) (- -) a new paint job. It’s looking dull and a bit dirty. -------------- WORK WITH, DO WITH, MAKE WELL.
Venirle bien, podria hacer con algo, Podria Du Con. to need or want something or someone.
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COULD DO WITH Something. ------- My house could do with a new paint job. It’s looking dull and a bit dirty. ---------------------- COULD DO WITH Something.
I been working too hard today in this heat, I could do with a cold beer. ---------------- COULD DO WITH Something.
Mr Breaker Downs said, when Katty Williams was driving to work her Blazer truck BROKE (- -), so she left it on the side of the road and took a taxi instead. ----------------- OFF, DOWN, UP, INTO.
Descomponerse, fallar. Breakear Abajo. if a machine or vehicle breaks down, it stops working.
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BREAK DOWN. ------- When Katty Williams was driving to work her Blazer truck broke down, so she left it on the side of the road and took a taxi instead. ----------------------- BREAK DOWN.
The car broke down just outside Winchester. ----------- BREAK DOWN.
Mr Breaker Downs said, Gabby BROKE (- -) at the funeral, so I gave her a tissue to wipe the tears from her eyes. -------------------------- INTO, OFF, DOWN, UP.
Romper en llanto, llorar en publico. Breakear Abajo. to start crying, especially in public.
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BREAK DOWN. ------- Silvestre said, Gabby broke down at the funeral, so I gave her a tissue to wipe the tears from her eyes. -------------------------- BREAK DOWN.
Madonna BROKE DOWN and cried when she saw his boyfriend coming out of the motel with another girl. ------------- BREAK DOWN.
Mrs Backer Downs Onorio said, we will not (- -) DOWN on the decision to strike. ----------- BACK, CHIKEN, GO, PUSSY.
Recular, retroceder, dar marcha atrás, Backear Abajo Sobre, dejar de pelear, parar de pelear. to stop arguing or fighting for something, to surrender, to bend under pressure.
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BACK DOWN, or BACK DOWN ON Something. ------ We will not back down on the decision to strike... ----------- BACK DOWN, or BACK DOWN ON Something.
The strike is expected to continue because neither side is willing to back down... When Colombian people threatened with a revolt of its own supporters, the government backed down. ---------- BACK DOWN, or BACK DOWN ON Something.
Mr Settler Downs said, the kids were so excited that it took me over an hour to (- -) them DOWN again. ------------------ CALM, SETTLE, QUIET, SIMMER.
Serenarse, apasiguarse, Settlear Abajo, tranquilizarse. to become quiet and calm or to make someone do this.
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SETTLE DOWN. ------ Selia said, the kids were so excited that it took me over an hour to settle them down again. ------------------ SETTLE DOWN.
Anna was really excited when we told her about her promotion, but she’s settled down again now... Settle down, children. When things settle down here, I'll come for a visit. ------- SETTLE DOWN. ------
Gonzalo Downs said that the cost of airline tickets is (- -) DOWN because of the competition from budget airlines. ------------- LOW, GO, KNOCK, GET.
ir a rebajar los precios, rebajar, disminuir, Ir Abajo. el costo de algo. to become lower in level.
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GO DOWN. ------- The cost of airline tickets is going down because of the competition from budget airlines. ------------- GO DOWN.
House prices "went down" in July following an increase in the previous two months. ------------ GO DOWN.
Notely Downs said, can I borrow your pen, please?. I just need to (- -) down this address in case I forget it. ------------ NOTE, WRITE, SET.
Anotar algo, escribir algo, Notear Abajo. to write words or numbers, often so that you do not forget them.
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NOTE DOWN Something. -------- Noe said, can I borrow your pen, please?. I just need to note down this address in case I forget it. ------------------------------- NOTE DOWN Something.
I noted down the telephone number of the agency. ------------- NOTE DOWN Something.
Mr Bearny Downs Onorios said that the demostrators looked scared as police ECHARON ENCIMA SOBRE them, waving their (nightsticks or batons) as they moved in. ------------- GO DOWN TO, BEAR DOWN ON, GET INTO.
Venirse encima, echarse encima, aventarse encima sobre algo ó alguien, Oso Abajo Sobre. to move quickly towards someone or something in a threatening or determined way.
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BEAR DOWN ON Something/Somebody. ------- The demostrators looked scared as police bore down on them, waving their (nightsticks or batons) as they moved in. ------------------------------------------ BEAR DOWN ON Something/Somebody.
A large bus was bearing down on the protesters at high speed. ------------- (BEAR DOWN ON) Something/Somebody.
Mr Beater Downs said that Ceci (- -) the seller DOWN to $100 for the fridge. ------------------- HAGGLE, CHAFFER, BEAT.
Regatear abajo, beatear, a alguién el precio de algo. Bit alguien Abajo. to haggle, to force someone to reduce the price of something.
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BEAT Somebody DOWN. ----- Ceci BEAT the seller DOWN to $100 for the fridge. --------------------------- BEAT Somebody DOWN.
The dealer was asking $5000 for the car, but I managed to beat him down to $4600. --------------------------- BEAT Sb DOWN.
Mrs Bringer Downs said that the current crisis threatens to (- -) DOWN the government. ---------------- TEAR, PULL, BRING.
Derrocar, colapsar, hacer caer, derrocar a alguien, Traer Abajo. to cause people in positions of power [e.g. government, president] to lose their position.
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BRING DOWN Something or Somebody. ----- The current crisis threatens to bring down the government. --------------------------- BRING DOWN Something or Somebody.
Rebel fighters want to bring down the government and take control of the country. --------------------------- BRING DOWN Something or Somebody.
Mrs Burny Downs said that the house (- -) DOWN/OUT in the fire. There was nothing left but rubble. ---------------- SMOLD, BURN, SET.
Quemarse, calsinarse, consumir por el fuego, Quemar Afuera/Abajo. to destroy something, especially a building, by fire, or to be destroyed by fire. (see also: burn up).
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BURN OUT/DOWN. ------ The house burned down in the fire. There was nothing left but rubble. --------------------------- BURN OUT/DOWN.
They came back to find that their house had burnt down. ---------- BURN OUT/DOWN.
Mrs Cally Downs said, I didn't fear that such an act would, (- -) DOWN, the wrath of God. ---------------------- PULL, CALL, GET.
Invocar, reprimir, regañar, llamar Abajo, retar. to invoke or pray some sort of punishment from the heavens onto someone, or to make something unpleasant happen to someone. (see also: tell off).
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CALL someone or something DOWN. ------ Mister Trump didn't fear that such an act would call down the wrath of God. ----------------------- CALL someone or something DOWN.
The prophet CALLED DOWN a plague to all the corrupt people. ----------- CALL someone or something DOWN.
The Player Mr Downs said In my job interview I (- -) DOWN my previous failures and emphasized my successes. --------- SET, PLAY, CALL.
Minimizar, no dar importancia Abajo, Jugar Abajo, restar importancia a. to make something seem less important than it is.
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PLAY DOWN. ------ In my job interview I PLAYED DOWN my previous failures and emphasized my successes. --------- PLAY DOWN.
Mister Trump has tried to PLAY DOWN the seriousness of the demonstration. -------------- PLAY DOWN.
Miss Flaggy Downs said, It's hard to (- -) DOWN a taxi during the rush hour. ------- HAIL, WAIVE, FLAG, TOP.
Parar un taxi o auto, haciendo señas con la mano con bandera.
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FLAG, or FLAG DOWN. -------- Faviola said, It's hard to flag down a taxi during the rush hour. ------- FLAG, or FLAG DOWN.
The hooker flagged down a passing motorist... ------- FLAG, or FLAG DOWN.
Mr Breaker Downs said, talks between the army and rebels (- -) DOWN after more bomb attacks. ------------------ CALL, SET, BREAK.
Romper Abajo, romper un trato, romper acuerdos, debilitarse, colapsar. to collapse, become weak.
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BREAK DOWN. ------- Talks between the army and rebels broke down after more bomb attacks. ------------------ BREAK DOWN.
The union called a strike after talks broke down over retirement benefits. ------------ BREAK DOWN.
Knocky Downs said that the car (- -) Armando Mendoza DOWN as he crossed the street. ----------- RUN, KNOCK, GO.
Atropellar y knockear Abajo, tirar al suelo. to hit someone with a vehicle so that they are injured or killed.
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KNOCK DOWN. ------- The car knocked Armando Mendoza down as he crossed the street. ----------- KNOCK DOWN.
KNOCK DOWN. ------- Sue was knocked down just yards from her home. KNOCK DOWN. -------
Knocky Downs said, no one was buying anything so they decided to (- -) DOWN the prices. ------
Reducir, rebajar Abajo, Noquear, recortar, Nokiar el precio de algo Abajo. reduce the price of something, to cause to fall to the ground.
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KNOCK DOWN. ------- No one was buying anything so they decided to knock down the prices. ------ KNOCK DOWN.
They’ve knocked down the shoes to $50 for this week only. ------ NOCK DOWN.
Knocky Downs said that the old office building was (- -) DOWN to make place for a new shopping mall. --------- PULL, KNOCK, TEAR.
Demoler, derrumbar, Knoquear Abajo. to demolish.
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KNOCK DOWN. ------- Noe said that the old office building was knocked down to make place for a new shopping mall. --------- KNOCK DOWN.
The hospital in Chicago Heights was knocked down to build a huge store. --------- KNOCK DOWN.
Miss Chafferly said, I always (REGATEO) in the bazaars for objects I wanted. ------------ HAGGLE, CHAFFER, BEAT DOWN,
Regatear, Chafear, pelear el precio de algo. to beat down the price of something. to bargain or haggle about the terms of an agreement or price of something.
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CHAFFER. ------- La Chofis said, I always chaffered in the bazaars for objects I wanted. ------- to CHAFFER.
You can get even better deals if you’re prepared to chaffer. ------- to CHAFFER.
Donna Downs said that Kiko had been (- -) DOWN by Don Ramon so often that he had lost all confidence. ------ PUT, DO, GET, LOOK.
MenospreciarDo a alguién Abajo, Dohacer sentir mal a alguien, criticar, hablar mal de aguien. to criticize someone in a way that makes them seem stupid or unsuccessful.
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DO DOWN. ------- Donna said that Kiko had been done down by Don Ramon so often that he had lost all confidence. ------ DO DOWN.
You mustn’t do yourself down – you have a lot of ability.
Mrs Waterly Downs said, excuse me sir, I don't like this orange juice; it's too watered (- -). Could you get me another one please?. - - - - - - up, down, off.
Disolver con agua, diluir, Agua Abajo. to dilute something by adding water to a drink or liquid in order to make it less strong.
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WATER DOWN. ------- I don't like this orange juice; it's too watered down. Could you get me another one please. ---------- WATER DOWN.
WATER DOWN. ------- Someone must have watered down my drink. ----- WATER DOWN.
Mrs Waterly Downs said that the movie watered (- -) the lessons of the book. - - - - - - up, down, off.
Suavizar Abajo las palabras con Agua, moderar las palabras. to make something such as a statement or newspaper article less offensive, powerful, or detailed. See also: tone down).
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WATER DOWN. ------- The movie watered down the lessons of the book.
WATER DOWN. ------- Some of the more forthright sections were watered down by the editors. -------- WATER DOWN.

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