PHRASAL VERBS up 2

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You could beef up your image Emely by loosing some weight with a good diet. ------------------------------------------ beef up. You could beef up your image Emely by loosing some weight with a good diet. -------------------- beef up.
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Mejorar, Reforzar. to make something bigger, better, more interesting, etc.

The coach decided to buy some players to beef up the team’s weak defence. ------------------------------------------ beef up...
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Mejorar, Reforzar. to make something bigger, better, more interesting, etc.

Terrorists had threatened to blow up the embassy. ------------------------------------------ blow up.
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Explotar. if something blows up, or if someone blows something up, it explodes and is destroyed

The police blew the bag up because they thought it contained a bomb. ------------------------------------------ blow up.
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Explotar. if something blows up, or if someone blows something up, it explodes and is destroyed.

I’m not very good at adding up in my head. ------------------------------------------ add up...
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sumar un total, sumar en total. to calculate the total of several numbers or amounts. (see also: come to).

I’ve checked the receipts for expenses, and they add up to over $10,000. ------------------------------------------ add up...
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sumar un total, sumar en total. to calculate the total of several numbers or amounts. (see also: come to).

My computer was acting up, so I took it a repair shop near my house and had it fixed. ------------------------------------------ act up...
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Fallar. to stop working properly. (see also: play up).

I’ll have to miss baseball as my ankle is acting up again and it’s very sore. ------------------------------------------ act up...
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Fallar. to stop working properly. (see also: play up).

My car's been acting up recently, so I have to take it to the repair shop as soon as possible to fix it. ------------------------------------------ act up...
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Fallar. to stop working properly. (see also: play up).

I don’t believe his story. There are too many things that don’t make sense and the whole thing just doesn’t add up. ------------------------------------------ Something doesn't add up...
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No cuadrar. No sonar cierto. to make sense or be a satisfactory explanantion for something. (Usually negative, as in ‘It doesn’t add up.’).

The boss’s claim that he didn’t know, but that response doesn’t add up. He must have known. ------------------------------------------ Something doesn't add up...
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No cuadrar. No sonar cierto. to make sense or be a satisfactory explanantion for something. (Usually negative, as in ‘It doesn’t add up.’).

There’s something about this case that just doesn’t add up. ------------------------------------------ Something doesn't add up...
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No cuadrar. No sonar cierto. to make sense or be a satisfactory explanantion for something. (Usually negative, as in ‘It doesn’t add up.’).

We’re very happy with what you’ve been doing, so keep up the good work and you might get a promotion. ------------------------------------------ keep up...
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Seguir, continuar igual. to continue without stopping or changing, or to continue something without allowing it to stop or change. (see also: stick at or, stick to).

We must keep up the pressure on the government to change this law. ------------------------------------------ keep up...
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Seguir, continuar igual. to continue without stopping or changing, or to continue something without allowing it to stop or change. (see also: stick at or, stick to).

Sandra, with a new hairstyle, you could beef up your image. ------------------------------------------ beef up...
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Mejorar, Reforzar. to make something bigger, better, more interesting, etc.

The senior citizen had lots of questions and was (holding up) the line at the bank. --------- to hold up.
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The senior citizen had lots of questions and was (holding up) the line at the bank.

The traffic (held me up) a bit, so I was late for my appointment. --------- to hold up.
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The traffic (held me up) a bit, so I was late for my appointment.

Hey, Emmy. Are you trying to learn and use phrasal verbs?. So how are you (getting on)?. ---------- to get on.
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Hey, Emmy. Are you trying to learn and use phrasal verbs?. So how are you (getting on)?.
get on (UK)... progresar. to make progress while doing something.

How's Roxana Franco (getting on) in her new job?. ------------ to get on.
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How's Roxana Franco (getting on) in her new job?. ------------ to get on.
get on (UK)... progresar. to make progress while doing something.

Are you ready to (take up) the challange?.
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Are you ready to (take up) the challange?.

I thought I might "take up" cycling. --------------- TAKE UP.
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Empezar una nueva acticidad.

Jane said, anyone who doesn’t "match up to" this job is soon fired here at Hadady. ------- (match up to) something/somebody.
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dar el ancho, dar la talla, estar a la altura de. to be as good, interesting, successful as somebody/something. usually used in negative sentences. (See also measure up).

The trip failed to "match up to" Donal's expectations. ------- (match up to) something/somebody.
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dar el ancho, dar la talla, estar a la altura de. to be as good, interesting, successful as somebody/something. usually used in negative sentences. (See also measure up).

The television Univision network has employed a team of script writers to juice the show up because it's losing more and more viewers. ------- juice up.
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Reavivar, darle vida a, darle alegría a. to make something more exciting, more impressive, or more powerful.

Alberto Alonso tried to juice up the party by entertaining his guests with songs and guitar playing. ------- juice up.
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Reavivar, darle vida a, darle alegría a. to make something more exciting, more impressive, or more powerful.

We here in Voughan systems need to "juice up" our marketing campaign with some really exciting and sexy advertisements. ------- juice up.
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Reavivar, darle vida a, darle alegría a. to make something more exciting, more impressive, or more powerful.

When you're sorting the clothes, make sure you "match the socks up" into pairs. ------- (match up) something.
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Poner por pares, emparejar. to find things that belong together or that look attractive together.

Essy said, I don't mind washing and ironing, but I hate "matching up" all the socks. ------- (match up) something.
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Poner por pares, emparejar. to find things that belong together or that look attractive together.

Ximena Cordoba said, my mother keeps trying to match me up with her friend's nephew. ------- match somebody up with.
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emparejar, encandilar a alguien con. to pair romantically: with somebody.

Juan said my mother "matched me up with" her best friend's daughter. ------- match somebody up with.
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emparejar, encandilar a alguien con. to pair romantically: with somebody.


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