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ZIP, or, ZIP UP ------- Hey, Mike make sure you haven’t forgotten to zip up your fly before you go on stage to give your speech. ---------------- zip, or, zip up (UK).
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Subir el cierre. to fasten a piece of clothing by using its zip a long metal or plastic fastener, or to help someone close the zip on a piece of clothing they are wearing. (see also: do up).

ZIP, or, ZIP UP ------- Zip your jacket up Quito, it's cold out there. ---------------- zip, or, zip up (UK).
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Subir el cierre. to fasten a piece of clothing by using its zip a long metal or plastic fastener, or to help someone close the zip on a piece of clothing they are wearing. (see also: do up).

FACE UP TO ------- Mom said, It’s time I faced up to the fact that I’m getting older and I have to start taking better care of my body. ---------------- (face up to) something.
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Afrontar, tener que aceptar. to accept that a difficult or unpleasant situation exists.

FACE UP TO -------- Trump's daughther refuses to "face up to" reality and still believes the project will be a success. ---------------- (face up to) something.
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Afrontar, tener que aceptar. to accept that a difficult or unpleasant situation exists.

FILL UP ------- If you pour a glass of beer for someone, make sure you fill it up to the top. ---------------- FILL UP...
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llenar, rellenar. to become full, or to make something become full.

FILL UP ------ Fill that bucket up with water and bring it over here. ---------------- FILL UP.
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llenar, rellenar. to become full, or to make something become full.

FINISH UP -------- After working her way around South America, Melany finished up in Mexico City working as an English teacher. ---------------- finish up.
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Terminar en. Ir a dar, ir a parar. to finally be in a particular place, state or situation, especially without having planned it. (see also: end up, wind up).

FINISH UP -------- Jenny drank so much that she finished up in hospital. ---------------- finish up.
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Terminar en. Ir a dar, ir a parar. to finally be in a particular place, state or situation, especially without having planned it. (see also: end up, wind up).

FIRE UP ----- The coach Tucca Ferreti fired up his players with his half-time talk, and they came out and played much better in the second half. ---------------- fire up.
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Encender los animos. to make someone become excited or angry. (See also: stir up, whip up).

FIRE UP ----- The issues of Donal has fired up civil rights activists. ---------------- fire up.
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Encender los animos. to make someone become excited or angry. (See also: stir up, whip up).

FIX UP ------- Edgar said, we bought an old house and fixed it up. We painted it and redecorated it and now it looks lovely. ---------------- fix up.
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Reparar, acondicionar, remodelar. to repair or arrange something [e.g. room, house] in order to improve it or to make it suitable for a particular purpose. (see also: do up).

FIX UP ------ Chava had fixed up one of the bedrooms for me to use as an office. ---------------- fix up.
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Reparar, acondicionar, remodelar. to repair or arrange something [e.g. room, house] in order to improve it or to make it suitable for a particular purpose. (see also: do up).

FOLLOW UP ----- Jane told Mike Mastruanny If you meet a potential client, make sure you get their business card and then follow up the initial contact with a phone call the next day. ---------------- follow up.
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seguir, continuar, dar segumiento. to do something in addition to what you have already done, in order to be certain of achieving your goal.

FOLLOW UP ----- Hey April, follow up the phone call with a written confirmation. ---------------- follow up.
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dar segumiento, seguir, continuar. to do something in addition to what you have already done, in order to be certain of achieving your goal.

FREE UP ------- Dave Papioly said, we have to stop making some of our models for a while to free up machines in order to fill a huge order for one particular model. ---------------- free up.
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Dejar libre, dejar disponible. to have time or money available for a particular use by not using it in another way.

FREE UP ------- Jane said, I cancelled my meeting to free up the afternoon to write my report. ---------------- free up.
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Dejar libre, dejar disponible. to have time or money available for a particular use by not using it in another way.

GO UNDER ------ Felipe's company went under when the economy slowed down, and he had to go back to his old job. ---------------- go under.
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Irse a bancarrota, Irse a quiebra. Irse a pique. if a company or business goes under, it fails financially. (see also: close down, shut down).

GO UNDER ------ The government has refused any financial assistance to stop the company from going under. ---------------- go under.
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Irse a bancarrota, Irse a quiebra. Irse a pique. if a company or business goes under, it fails financially. (see also: close down, shut down).

COME UNDER something. ------- The government has (come under) a lot of pressure from the media and protest groups to release the committee’s report on corruption. ----------- (come under) something.
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estar bajo tension, esta rexpuesto a, o estar en medio del ojo del huracan. to be expose, affected, controlled, or influenced by (something).

COME UNDER something. ------- The president has (come under) fire for not solving the country’s problems. ----------- (come under) something.
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estar bajo tension, esta rexpuesto a, o estar en medio del ojo del huracan. to be expose, affected, controlled, or influenced by (something).

KEEP UNDER WRAPS ------- I can’t show anyone the new design yet. We’re keeping it under wraps until the new advertising campaign starts. ---------------- keep under wraps.
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Mantener bajo control. if something is keeped under control, people are able to limit it or make it do what they want it to do.

KEEP UNDER WRAPS ------- The name of the movie is being "kept under wraps". ---------------- KEEP UNDER WRAPS.
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Mantener en secreto. known to only a few people: secret.

FACE UP TO something. ------- Hey Genny, now you'll have to "face up to" the consequences. ---------------- FACE UP TO something.
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Afrontar, tener que aceptar. to accept that a difficult or unpleasant situation exists.

FACE UP TO something. ------ If you face up to bullies, they usually leave you alone afterwards. -------- FACE UP TO something.
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Afrontar, tener que aceptar. to accept that a difficult or unpleasant situation exists.


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