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BLOW UP -------- 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.

BLOW UP -------- 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.

ADD UP ------ 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).

ADD UP ------ 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).

ACT UP --------- 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. No funcionar bien. to stop working properly. (see also: play up).

ACT 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. No funcionar bien. to malfunction, to stop working properly. (see also: play up).

Something doesn't ADD 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.’).

Something 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.’).

HOLD UP ------ The senior citizen had lots of questions and was HOLDING UP the line at the bank. --------- HOLD UP.
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Hacer esperar a alguien, mantener a alguien a la espera. to keep waiting.

HOLD UP ---- The traffic HELD ME UP a bit, so I was late for my appointment. --------- HOLD UP.
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Hacer esperar a alguien, mantener a alguien a la espera. to keep waiting.

GET ON -------- Hey, Emmy, are you trying to learn and use phrasal verbs?. So how are you GETTING ON?. ---------- GET ON.
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Progresar. to make progress while doing something. (UK).

GET ON. ----- How's Roxana Franco GETTING ON in her new job?. ------------ GET ON.
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Progresar. to make progress while doing something. (UK).

MATCH UP TO something/somebody. ----- 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).

MATCH UP TO something/somebody. ---- 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).

JUICE 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.

JUICE UP ------ 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.

MATCH UP sth ---- 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.

MATCH UP sth ----- 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.

MATCH somebody UP WITH. ------- Ximena Cordoba said, my mother keeps trying to match me up with her friend's nephew. ------- MATCH somebody UP WITH.
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Encandilar a alguien con, buscarle pareja a alguien. to pair romantically: with somebody.

MATCH somebody UP WITH. -------------------- Juan said my mother "matched me up with" her best friend's daughter. ------- MATCH somebody UP WITH.
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Encandilar a alguien con, buscarle pareja a alguien. to pair romantically: with somebody.

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.

BEEF UP -------- 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.


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