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PILE UP ------- April says she’s got bills piling up at home, but no money to pay them, and she wants to borrow some money. ------------------- pile up.
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Amontonar, amontonarse. to become a pile, or to make a lot of things into a pile by putting them on top of each other.

PILE UP ---------- Emely Campos said, I hadn't done the dishes for a while and plates were starting to pile up in the sink. ------------------- PILE UP.
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Amontonar, amontonarse. to become a pile, or to make a lot of things into a pile by putting them on top of each other.

PIPE UP -------- Suddenly a voice from the back of the room piped up: 'Can I ask a question?'. ------------------- pipe up.
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Alsar la voz de repente, Hablar de repente, abrir la boca de repente. to enter a conversation, for example by interrupting or speaking for the first time and when you are not expecting it.

PIPE UP -------- I was amazed when Andrew piped up with the answer. ------------------- pipe up.
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Alsar la voz de repente, Hablar de repente, abrir la boca de repente. to enter a conversation, for example by interrupting or speaking for the first time and when you are not expecting it.

PLAY UP somethig. ------ In job interviews, Kathy Williams "plays up" the fact that she graduated from Harvard University. It’s one of her best ‘selling points’. ------------------- (play up) something.
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Resaltar. to talk about or treat (something) in a way that gives it special importance, to emphasize or stress (something).

PLAY UP somethig. ------ Crhistine Pasilas always used heavy eyeliner to "play up" her blue eyes. -------- play up something.
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Resaltar. to talk about or treat (something) in a way that gives it special importance, to emphasize or stress (something).

PLAY UP ----- If your computer plays up again, call the shop you bought it from and get them to repair it for free under the warranty. ------------------- play up (UK).
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Portarse mal. Funcionar mal, Fallar. to cause problems or pain. (see also: act up).

PLAY UP ----- The children played up all evening and drove the babysitter mad. ------------------- play up (UK).
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Portarse mal. Funcionar mal, Fallar. to cause problems or pain. (see also: act up).

PLAY UP TO ------ Tribilin said, I'm "playing up to" my boss at the moment because I want the promotion. ------------------- play up to.
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Alagar, adular. Flatter someone, to try to make someone like you by behaving in a way you think will please them.

PLAY UP TO ------ Jeniffer Lopez "played up to" her admirers with a mixture of charm and wit. ------------------- play up to.
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Alagar, adular. Flatter someone, to try to make someone like you by behaving in a way you think will please them.

POLISH UP ------ Lucindo plans to polish up his French before going to Paris. He studied it in school, but says he hasn’t used it much since then. ------------------- polish up.
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Practicar, pulir, lustrar. to practise and improve your skills or your knowledge of something that you learned in the past but have partly forgotten. something. (see also: brush up on).

POLISH UP ------ I really must polish up my Italian said Susanna Zaraysky before we go to Rome. ------------------- polish up.
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Practicar, pulir, lustrar. to practise and improve your skills or your knowledge of something that you learned in the past but have partly forgotten. something. (see also: brush up on).

PROP UP ----- The government has agreed to prop failing companies up by lending them the money to develop better products. ------------------- prop up.
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Apoyarse en. to help a government, system, organization, etc. to continue to exist, especially by providing financial or military support.

PROP UP ------ The country’s economy has been propped up by foreign aid for years. ------------------- prop up.
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Apoyarse en. to help a government, system, organization, etc. to continue to exist, especially by providing financial or military support.

PUT UP ---------- The fair way store "put up" a display of new products. ------------------- put up.
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instalar, poner. to set or place (something) so that it stands up putting up a tent.

PUT UP ---------- The Pasilas family "put up" a for sale sign in front of their house. ------------------- put up.
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instalar, poner. to set or place (something) so that it stands up putting up a tent.

PULL UP ---------- I spent an hour in the garden this afternoon pulling up weeds and other plants we don’t want growing there. ------------------- PULL UP.
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Sacar, extraer, arrancar, mover. to move or take out something as piece of furniture near to something or someone where it can be seen, used, etc.

PULL UP ---------- Give me a moment to pull up your file on the computer. ------------------- PULL UP.
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Sacar, extraer, mover. to move or take out something as piece of furniture near to something or someone where it can be seen, used, etc.

PULL someone UP ---------- Vicky "pulled me up" on my use of the term 'mankind' instead of 'humankind'. ------------------------ PULL somebody UP (UK).
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llamar la atenciòn. to criticize someone severelyabout something they are not doing well enough.

PULL someone UP ------ Edgar's boss got angry and told him to ‘pull his socks up’ and work harder. ------------------- Pull someone up, (UK).
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llamar la atencion. to criticize someone severelyabout something they are not doing well enough.

STRAIGHTEN UP ------ Something went click in my back and when I tried to straighten up it was agony. ------------------- straighten up.
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Enderezarse, Ponerse derecho. to move your body to an upright position.

STRAIGHTEN UP ------ Hey, Straighten up young man! Pull your shoulders back and pull your stomach in. ------------------- straighten up.
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Enderezarse, Ponerse derecho. to move your body to an upright position.

PAIN ----- We had to go through a lot of (pain) to get to where we are in life. ------------------- pain.
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Sufrimiento. mental or emotional suffering: sadness caused by some emotional or mental problem.

PAIN ------ It is a story about the joys and (pains) of life. ------------------- pain.
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Sufrimiento. mental or emotional suffering: sadness caused by some emotional or mental problem.


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