PHRASAL VERBS up 21

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

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

I "straightened up" my bedroom because it was a complete mess. ---------------- to 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).
ordenar y limpiar. to order things or to make a place tidy. (See also: clean up, tidy 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. ------- to dig up.
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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. ------- to dig up.
cavar. to dig holes in or destroy the ground or a floor.

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

When we moved in, we had to dig up the cellar floor and replace it. ------- dig up.
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When we moved in, we had to dig up the cellar floor and replace it. ------- dig up.
cavar. to dig holes in or destroy the ground or a floor.

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

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

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

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

Jane said, we need our lawyer to "draw up" a new contract for employees before we hire any new staff. ---------------------- draw up.
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Jane said, we need our lawyer to "draw up" a new contract for employees before we hire any new staff. ---------------------- draw up.
Redactar, escribir. to prepare something [e.g. list, plan, contract] by writing it very carefully.

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

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

The cab drew up outside the house. ------ to draw up.
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The cab drew up outside the house. ------ to draw up.
Llegar en un vehiculo. if a vehicle, or someone in a vehicle, draws up, they arrive somewhere and stop.

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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Edgar "drew himself up" to (his) full height to impress the girls. ------- draw yourself up, or, rise to your full height.
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.

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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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.
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.

The little boy "drew himself up to his full height" to impress his grandparents. ----- draw yourself up, or, rise to your full height.
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The little boy "drew himself up to his full height" to impress his grandparents. ----- draw yourself up, or, rise to your full height.
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.

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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We’ve decided to do up our apartment. We’ll paint it, redecorate it and buy some new furniture. ------- do up.
Remodelar, Reparar. to repair something, or to improve the appearance of something, especially a building. (see also: fix 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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Jane and her husband were planning to buy an old country house in Indiana and do it up. ----------------------------- do up.
Remodelar, Reparar. to repair something, or to improve the appearance of something, especially a building. (see also: fix up).

Chava said, we buy old houses, do them up, and then sell them for a profit. --------------- DO UP.
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Chava said, we buy old houses, do them up, and then sell them for a profit. --------------- do up.
Remodelar, Reparar. to repair something, or to improve the appearance of something, especially a building. (see also: fix up).

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

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

Lucindo is putting up a marriage proposal. ---------- put up.
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Lucindo is putting up a marriage proposal. ---------- put up.
Ofrecer. to offer (something) as an argument, a suggestion, etc.

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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It must take a brilliant imagination to dream up something as detailed and rich as the world of Lord of the Rings. ---------- dream up.
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).

Richard Voughan had asked a marketing company to dream up a name for their latest product. ---------- dream up.
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Richard Voughan had asked a marketing company to dream up a name for their latest product. ---------- dream up.
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).

De Juan's always dreaming up crazy schemes to get rich quick. ---------- dream up.
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De Juan's always dreaming up crazy schemes to get rich quick. ---------- dream up.
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).

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

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

There’s a big market for pre-cooked meals that just need heating up. ---------- heat up.
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There’s a big market for pre-cooked meals that just need heating up. ---------- heat up.
Calentar. to make food hot so that it can be eaten. (see also: warm up).

Sorry I’m late. I got held up in a traffic jam. -------- hold (something or someone) up.
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Sorry I’m late. I got held up in a traffic jam. -------- hold (something or someone) up.
Retrasar, demorar, retardar. to delay something or someone. (see also: tie 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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The mayor of the city said that lack of funding could hold up the building of the tunnel. -------- hold (something or someone) up.
Retrasar, demorar, retardar. to delay something or someone. (see also: tie up).

The soccer match was held up for ten minutes as police cleared fans off the pitch. -------- hold (something or someone) up.
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The soccer match was held up for ten minutes as police cleared fans off the pitch. -------- hold (something or someone) up.
Retrasar, demorar, retardar. to delay something or someone. (see also: tie up).

Marck Antony drew up at the premiere in an expensive car. --------- to draw up...
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Marck Antony drew up at the premiere in an expensive car. --------- to draw up...
Llegar en un vehiculo. if a vehicle, or someone in a vehicle, draws up, they arrive somewhere and stop.


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