PHRASAL VERBS up 17

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CLEAR UP ------- We’re having a meeting with our employees to clear the confusion up. ------------------- clear up.
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Aclarar, explicar. To explain something. (see also: iron out, sort out, straighten out).

CLEAR UP ----- Why is Sue still angry with John? I thought they’d talked things over and cleared up their misunderstanding. ------------------- clear up.
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Aclarar, explicar. To explain something. (see also: iron out, sort out, straighten out).

CLEAR UP ----- It was raining all morning but it’s clearing up now, so we can go for a walk after lunch if you like. ------------------- clear up.
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Aclararse. To get better, to Improve.

CLEAR UP ----- Carlos got some cream for his pimples, and it soon cleared them up. ------------------- clear up.
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Aclararse. To get better, to Improve.

CLOG UP ------- Something has clogged up the pipe under the kitchen sink. Do you think you could clear it out for us?. ------------------- clog up.
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Bloquear, obstruir. To block something, to slow the movement of something right down. (see also: block up).

CLOG UP -------- Heart attacks occur when fatty deposits clog up the heart’s blood vessels. ------------------- clog up.
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Bloquear, obstruir. To block something, to slow the movement of something right down. (see also: block up).

CATCH UP -------- Jane was a long way behind the leaders, so she had to run fast to catch up and win the race, but she did it. She caught up and won!. ------------------- catch up.
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Ponerse al dia, ponerse al corriente. to bring one's efforts with something up to date: to do the work that one should have done.

CATCH UP ------- I missed many classes, so I’ll have to work hard to catch up with the others. ------- catch up, or catch up on (something).
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Ponerse al dia, ponerse al corriente. to bring one's efforts with something up to date: to do the work that one should have done.

CHASE UP something, somebody. -------- Rose spends a lot of time contacting shipping companies to chase up deliveries that haven’t reached customers on time. --------------------- (chase up) something, somebody.
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Hacer un segumiento. Try to get more information about the progress of something. (see also: check on, track down, hunt down).

CHASE UP something, somebody. ------- One of the most boring parts of her job is chasing up late payments. ---------------- (chase up) something, somebody.
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Hacer un segumiento. Try to get more information about the progress of something. (see also: check on, track down, hunt down).

COVER UP -------- The president’s party covered up the fact that he’d been treated for addiction to drugs and alcohol, and most people never found out. ---------------------- to cover up.
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Cubrir, tapar. to cover something or someone in order to hide or protect them.

COVER UP -------- Governments try to cover up mistakes or corruption any way they can. ---------------------- to cover up.
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Cubrir, tapar. to cover something or someone in order to hide or protect them.

CRACK UP ------ Donals cracked up after losing all his savings on the stock exchange, and tried to kill himself. ---------------------- crack up.
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Volverse loco. to become mentally ill and be unable to continue your normal life and work.

CRACK UP ------- When someone becomes neurotic about pens and paper clips, it's a sure sign they're cracking up. ---------------------- crack up.
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Volverse loco. to become mentally ill and be unable to continue your normal life and work.

CRACK UP -------- We all cracked up when Sally started acting and speaking like our boss. We couldn’t stop laughing. ---------------------- crack up.
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Cagarse de la risa. to suddenly laugh a lot, or to make someone suddenly laugh a lot.

CRACK UP ------- The audience cracked up whenever the comedian told a funny joke. ---------------------- crack up.
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Cagarse de la risa. to suddenly laugh a lot, or to make someone suddenly laugh a lot.

COOK UP something. -------- Bolillo wanted to have the day off work, so he cooked up a story about having to visit his aunt in hospital. ---------------------- to (cook up) something.
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Inventar. Inventar. to invent something, especially in a dishonest or very imaginative way. (see also: dream up, come up with, make up, think up).

COOK UP something. ------- George Barriga said, I was late to work, so I cooked up a story about problems with my car. ---------------------- to (cook up) something.
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Inventar. to invent something, especially in a dishonest or very imaginative way. (see also: dream up, come up with, make up, think up).

COME UP ------- Do you think the issue of getting more staff will come up at this week’s meeting?. ---------------------- come up.
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Salir. to be discussed mentioned or thought of something.

COME UP -------- If a job vacancy comes up in your company, let me know and I’ll apply for it. ---------------------- come up.
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Salir. to be discussed mentioned or thought of something...


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