PHRASAL VERBS up 20

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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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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.
Amontonar, amontonarse. to become a pile, or to make a lot of things into a pile by putting them on top of each other.

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

Steave Koftman said, Just pile the books up and leave them on the table. ------------------- pile up.
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Steave Koftman said, Just pile the books up and leave them on the table. ------------------- pile up.
Amontonar, amontonarse. to become a pile, or to make a lot of things into a pile by putting them on top of each other.

Suddenly a voice from the back of the room piped up: 'Can I ask a question?'. ------------------- pipe up.
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Suddenly a voice from the back of the room piped up: 'Can I ask a question?'. ------------------- pipe up.
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.

I was amazed when Andrew piped up with the answer. ------------------- pipe up.
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I was amazed when Andrew piped up with the answer. ------------------- pipe up.
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.

At first, no one answered, then finally the most shy student in the class "piped up". ------------------- PIPE UP.
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At first, no one answered, then finally the most shy student in the class piped up. ------------------- pipe up.
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.

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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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.
Resaltar. to talk about or treat (something) in a way that gives it special importance, to emphasize or stress (something).

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

During the interview, said Jane, try to play down your weaknesses and "play up" your strengths. -------- play up something.
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During the interview, said Jane, try to play down your weaknesses and "play up" your strengths. -------- play up something.
Resaltar. to talk about or treat (something) in a way that gives it special importance, to emphasize or stress (something).

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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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).
Portarse mal. Funcionar mal, Fallar. to cause problems or pain. (see also: act up).

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

The kids were playing up so mom got mad and sent them to their rooms. ------------------- play up (UK).
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The kids were playing up so mom got mad and sent them to their rooms. ------------------- play up (UK).
Portarse mal. Funcionar mal, Fallar. to cause problems or pain. (see also: act up).

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

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

Brat took great pains to "play up to" Rose. ------------------- play up to.
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Brat took great pains to "play up to" Rose. ------------------- play up to.
Alagar, adular. Flatter someone, to try to make someone like you by behaving in a way you think will please them.

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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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.
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).

I really must polish up my Italian said Susanna Zaraysky before we go to Rome. ------------------- polish up.
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I really must polish up my Italian said Susanna Zaraysky before we go to Rome. ------------------- polish up.
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).

Lucca said, polishing my Japanese up by myself won’t do. I need a teacher to help me. ------------------- polish up.
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Lucca said, polishing my Japanese up by myself won’t do. I need a teacher to help me. ------------------- polish up.
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).

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

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

Grandma propped up her book to keep her hands free for knitting. ------------------- prop up.
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Grandma propped up her book to keep her hands free for knitting. ------------------- prop up.
Apoyarse en. to help a government, system, organization, etc. to continue to exist, especially by providing financial or military support.

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

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

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

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

Why don't you pull up a chair said the teacher and join us. ------------------- pull up.
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Why don't you pull up a chair said the teacher and join us. ------------------- pull up.
Sacar, mover. to move or take out something as piece of furniture near to something or someone where it can be seen, used, etc.

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

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

Last week my five-year-old pulled me up on my spelling!. ------------------- Pull someone up, (UK).
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Last week my five-year-old pulled me up on my spelling!. ------------------- Pull someone up, (UK).
llamar la atencion. to criticize someone severelyabout something they are not doing well enough.

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

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

Straighten up slowly, then repeat the exercise ten times. ------------------- straighten up.
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Straighten up slowly, then repeat the exercise ten times. ------------------- straighten up.
Enderezarse, Ponerse derecho. to move your body to an upright position.

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

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

Brat took great (pains) to play up to Crhist’s mother. ------------------- PAIN.
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Brat took great (pains) to play up to Crhist’s mother. ------------------- pain.
Sufrimiento. mental or emotional suffering: sadness caused by some emotional or mental problem.


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