PHRASAL VERBS down 1

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My house could do with a new paint job. It’s looking dull and a bit dirty. ----------------------------------------------- (COULD DO WITH) Something.
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venirle bien algo. to need or want something or someone.

I been working too hard today in this heat, I could do with a cold beer. ----------------------------------------------- (COULD DO WITH) Something.
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venirle bien algo. to need or want something or someone.

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.
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fallar, descomponerse. if a machine or vehicle breaks down, it stops working.

Talks between the army and rebels broke down after more bomb attacks. ----------------------------------------------- BREAK DOWN.
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fallar, debilitarse, colapsar, romper acuerdos. to collapse, become weak.

Madonna broke down and cried when she saw his boyfriend coming out of the motel with another girl. -----------------------------------------------BREAK DOWN.
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Romper en llanto. to start crying, especially in public.

Gabby broke down at the funeral, so I gave her a tissue to wipe the tears from her eyes. ----------------------------------------------- BREAK DOWN.
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Romper en llanto. to start crying, especially in public.

When threatened with a revolt of its own supporters, the government backed down. ----------------------------------------------- BACK DOWN.
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recular, echarse dar marcha atrás, echar marcha atrás, retroceder. to stop arguing or fighting for something.

The strike is expected to continue because neither side is willing to back down. ----------------------------------------------- BACK DOWN.
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recular, echarse para atrás. dar marcha atrás, echar marcha atrás, retroceder. to stop arguing or fighting for something.

Anna was really excited when we told her about her promotion, but she’s settled down again now. ----------------------------------------------- SETTLE DOWN.
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calmarse. to become quiet and calm or to make someone do this.

Eric said, the kids were so excited that it took me over an hour to settle them down again. ----------------------------------------------- SETTLE DOWN.
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calmarse. to become quiet and calm or to make someone do this.

The cost of airline tickets is going down because of the competition from budget airlines. ----------------------------------------------- GO DOWN.
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bajar, caer, disminuir. to become lower in level.

House prices "went down" in July following an increase in the previous two months. ---------------------------- GO DOWN.
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bajar, caer, disminuir. to become lower in level.

Can I borrow your pen, please? I just need to note down this address in case I forget it. ----------------------------------------------- NOTE DOWN Something.
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Anotar. to write words or numbers, often so that you do not forget them.

I noted down the telephone number of the agency. ----------------------------------------------- NOTE DOWN Something.
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Anotar. to write words or numbers, often so that you do not forget them.

The workers refused to back down on their demand for higher wages and voted to continue their strike. --------------------------- (BACK DOWN), or (BACK DOWN ON) Something.
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Hecharse para atras, retractarse, dimitir. to admit that you are wrong or that you have been defeated, often because you are forced to.

You could tell by the look on his face that nothing would make him back down. ----------------------------------------------- (BACK DOWN), or (BACK DOWN ON) Something.
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Hecharse para atras, retractarse, dimitir. to admit that you are wrong or that you have been defeated, often because you are forced to.

The demostrators looked scared as police bore down on them, waving their (nightsticks or batons) as they moved in. ----------------------------------------------- (BEAR DOWN ON) Something/Somebody.
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venirse encima, echarse encima, ejercer presion, intimidar. to move quickly towards someone or something in a threatening or determined way.

A large bus was bearing down on the protesters at high speed. ---------------------------- (BEAR DOWN ON) Something/Somebody.
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venirse encima, echarse encima, ejercer presion, intimidar. to move quickly towards someone or something in a threatening or determined way.

I got the car for a good price. They wanted $10,000 at first, but I beat them down to $8,400. ----------------------------------------------- BEAT Somebody DOWN.
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regatear. to force someone to reduce the price of something.

The dealer was asking $5000 for the car, but I managed to beat him down to $4600. ----------------------------------------------- BEAT Somebody DOWN.
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regatear. to force someone to reduce the price of something. one to reduce the price of something.

Rebel fighters want to bring down the government and take control of the country. ----------------------------------------------- BRING DOWN Something or Somebody.
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Colapsar, hacer caer, derrocar. to cause people in positions of power [e.g. government, president] to lose their position.

The current crisis threatens to bring down the government. ----------------------------------------------- BRING DOWN Something or Somebody.
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Colapsar, hacer caer. to cause people in positions of power [e.g. government, president] to lose their position.

The house burned down in the fire. There was nothing left but rubble and ashes. -----------------------------------------------BURN DOWN.
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calsinar, consumir por el fuego. to destroy something, especially a building, by fire, or to be destroyed by fire. (see also: burn up).

They came back to find that their house had burnt down. ----------------------------------------------- BURN DOWN.
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calsinar, consumir por el fuego. to destroy something, especially a building, by fire, or to be destroyed by fire. (see also: burn up).

Mister Trump didn't fear that such an act would call down the wrath of God. ----------------------------------------------- CALL someone or something DOWN.
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reprimir, regañar, retar, invocar, invocar. 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).

The prophet called down a plague to all the corrupt people. ----------------------------------------------- CALL someone or something DOWN.
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reprimir, regañar, retar, invocar, invocar. 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).

The union called a strike after talks broke down over retirement benefits. ----------------------------------------------- BREAK DOWN.
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Romper acuerdos, Fallar, debilitarse, colapsar, to collapse, become weak.

HOW DO YOU SAY IN ENGLISH: Que va!.?
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Come off it!.

In my job interview I played down my previous failures and emphasized my successes. --------- PLAY DOWN.
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Minimizar, restar importancia a. to make something seem less important than it is.

Donal trump has tried to play down the seriousness of the demonstration. -------------- PLAY DOWN.
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Minimizar, restar importancia a. to make something seem less important than it is.

KNOCK DOWN. ------------- The old office building was knocked down to make place for a new shopping mall. --------- KNOCK DOWN.
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derribar, demoler. to demolish.

FLAG, or FLAG DOWN --------- It's hard to flag down a taxi during the rush hour. ------- FLAG, or FLAG DOWN.
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Parar haciendo señas. to make a vehicle stop by waving at the driver.

FLAG, or FLAG DOWN -------- The hooker flagged down a passing motorist... ------- FLAG, or FLAG DOWN.
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Parar haciendo señas. to make a vehicle stop by waving at the driver.


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