PHRASAL VERBS up 21

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STRAIGHTEN something UP ----- I "straighten up" the room before Ceci arrived. ---------------- STRAIGHTEN something UP.
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ordenar y limpiar. to order things or to make a place tidy. (See also: clean up, tidy up).

STRAIGHTEN something UP ----- Could you just "straighten up" the lounge Quito before people start arriving?. ---------------- STRAIGHTEN something UP.
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ordenar y limpiar. to order things or to make a place tidy. (See also: clean up, tidy up).

DIG UP ----- While workers were digging up the road they found a dead body. The police then came and dug the body up and took it away. ------- dig up.
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cavar. to dig holes in or destroy the ground or a floor.

DIG UP ---- They're digging up the road outside our house. ------- dig up.
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cavar. to dig holes in or destroy the ground or a floor.

DIVIDE UP ------ We decided to divide the profits up equally and pay each partner his share at the end of each month. ------- DIVIDE UP.
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dividir. to separate something into smaller parts or groups, or to form smaller parts or groups.

DIVIDE UP ---- Teacher Melani divided up the class into four groups. ------- DIVIDE UP.
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dividir. to separate something into smaller parts or groups, or to form smaller parts or groups.

DRAW UP ----- I've drawn up a list of candidates I'd like to interview. ---------- draw up.
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Redactar, escribir. to prepare something [e.g. list, plan, contract] by writing it very carefully.

DRAW UP ----- The new agreement was drawn up in secret by Donal Trump and the Health Minister. ---------- draw up.
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Redactar, escribir. to prepare something [e.g. list, plan, contract] by writing it very carefully.

DRAW UP ---- With a screech of the brakes Emmy drew up outside Cessi's house in a red sports car. ----------------------------- draw up.
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Llegar en un vehiculo. if a vehicle, or someone in a vehicle, draws up, they arrive somewhere and stop.

DRAW UP ----- The police car drew up alongside Oviedo's truck at the red lights and asked him to pull over. ------ draw up.
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Llegar en un vehiculo. if a vehicle, or someone in a vehicle, draws up, they arrive somewhere and stop.

DRAW YOURSELF UP or RISE TO YOUR FULL HEIGHT. ----- Edgar "drew himself up" to his full height to impress the girls. ------- DRAW YOURSELF UP, or, RISE TO YOUR FULL HEIGHT.
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Ponerse de pie bien derecho. to stand up very straight, usually in order to make yourself seem bigger and more important or because you want to look as tall as possible, because you want to impress or frighten someone.

DRAW YOURSELF UP or RISE TO YOUR FULL HEIGHT. ---- Mike Mastruani "drew himself up", stared at Danno in disgust and walked angrily out of the room. -------- DRAW YOURSELF UP, or, RISE TO YOUR FULL HEIGHT.
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Ponerse de pie y estirarse. to stand up very straight, usually in order to make yourself seem bigger and more important or because you want to look as tall as possible, because you want to impress or frighten someone.

DO UP ----- We’ve decided to do up our apartment. We’ll paint it, redecorate it and buy some new furniture. ------- do up.
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Remodelar, Reparar. to repair something, or to improve the appearance of something, especially a building. (see also: fix up).

DO UP ----- Jane and her husband were planning to buy an old country house in Indiana and do it up. ----------------------------- do up.
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Remodelar, Reparar. to repair something, or to improve the appearance of something, especially a building. (see also: fix up).

PUT UP ----- The Police have put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to his capture. ----------- put up.
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Ofrecer. to offer (something) as an argument, a suggestion, etc.

PUT UP ------- Gloria Trevi put up a good argument in his defense. ---------- put up.
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Ofrecer. to offer (something) as an argument, a suggestion, etc.

DREAM UP ----- It must take a brilliant imagination to dream up something as detailed and rich as the world of Lord of the Rings. ---------- dream up.
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Ocurrirse, inventarse. to think of an idea or plan, especially one that is very imaginative or not really possible. (see also: come up with, think up).

DREAM UP ----- Richard Voughan had asked a marketing company to dream up a name for their latest product. ---------- dream up.
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Ocurrirse, inventarse. to think of an idea or plan, especially one that is very imaginative or not really possible. (see also: come up with, think up).

HEAT UP ----- There’s some food on the stove. All you have to do is heat it up and eat it. ---------- heat up.
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Calentar. to make food hot so that it can be eaten. (see also: warm up).

HEAT UP ----- I was just heating up some soup for lunch. ---------- heat up.
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Calentar. to make food hot so that it can be eaten. (see also: warm up).

HOLD sth/sb UP ----- Dante said, sorry I’m late. I got held up in a traffic jam. -------- hold (something or someone) up.
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Retrasar, demorar, retardar. to delay something or someone. (see also: tie up).

HOLD sth/sb UP ----- The mayor of the city said that lack of funding could hold up the building of the tunnel. -------- hold (something or someone) up.
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Retrasar, demorar, retardar. to delay something or someone. (see also: tie up).


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