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SHAPE UP ------ Our new boss Efrain said a lot of our work needs improving. He said he’d have to dismiss some of us unless we shaped up and did a lot better. ------------------------------------------ shape up...
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Mejorar el rendimiento. to improve your work or behaviour in order to reach an acceptable standard. (See also: look up, get better).

SHAPE UP ------ The coach Tucca Ferreti told some of his players to shape up and do better, or they’d be out. ------------------------------------------ shape up...
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Mejorar el rendimiento. to improve your work or behaviour in order to reach an acceptable standard. (See also: look up, get better).

SIT UP straight ------- His mother told Pedro's son to sit up straight or he’d have problems with his back when he was older. ------------------------------------------ sit up straight...
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Sentarse derecho. to sit straight and not bend or lean.

SIT UP straight ----- Jane said, Dirrayas, you’ve got stop leaning on the wall and sit up straight. --------------------------- sit up straight.
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Sentarse derecho. to sit straight and not bend or lean.

SIT UP ----- The students sat up and took notice when the teacher Josefina began reading out the exam results. ------------------------------------------ sit up.
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Ponerse en alerta, atraer la atencion. if something interesting or surprising makes someone sit up, it makes that person give their attention to it.

SIT UP ------- Cesar Losano lectures really made people sit up and think. ------------------------------------------ sit up.
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Ponerse en alerta, atraer la atencion. if something interesting or surprising makes someone sit up, it makes that person give their attention to it.

SIT UP ------- When the teacher entered the classroom, the students sat up. ------------------------------------------ sit up.
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reacomodarse en el asiento. to be or move yourself into a sitting position, rather than lying down or leaning back.

SIT UP ------ When her mother entered the room, the girl sat up. ------------------------------------------ sit up.
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reacomodarse en el asiento. to be or move yourself into a sitting position, rather than lying down or leaning back.

SIZE UP ------- Erick make sure you look your best when you go for a job interview. They’ll be sizing you up before you even speak. --------------------------------------------------- size up...
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Examinar de piez a cabeza. to carefully examine a situation or person in order to make a judgement. (see also: weigh up for things more than people).

SIZE UP ------- It's one of those stores where the sales assistants size you up as you walk through the door. ------------------------------------------ size up...
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Examinar de piez a cabeza. to carefully examine a situation or person in order to make a judgement. (see also: weigh up for things more than people).

SLIP UP ------- If Flavio makes any more mistakes, he might lose his job. He has to be careful he doesn’t slip up again. ------------------------------------------ slip up...
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Cagarla. to make a mistake.

SLIP UP ---- These figures don't make sense - have we slipped up somewhere?. ------------------------------------------ slip up...
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Cagarla. to make a mistake.

SIGN UP ----- Liverpool Football Club has just signed up three new players for next season. ----------------------------------- sign up.
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Contratar, firmar, registrar. to sign a document stating that you will work for someone. (see also: sign on).

SIGN UP ------ The army’s had trouble signing new recruits up since the war began. ------------------------------------------ sign up...
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Contratar, firmar, registrar. to sign a document stating that you will work for someone. (see also: sign on).

SNAP UP something or someone. ----- They’re having a sale at the bookshop tomorrow, so I’m going early to "snap up" some good English books at bargain prices. ------------------------------------------ (snap up) something or someone...
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Comprar o tomar algo rapidamente. to buy or take (something or someone) quickly or eagerly. (see also: buy up, pick up).

SNAP UP something or someone. ---- The PS4 was half-price in the sales so Quito "snapped it up". ------------------------------------------ (snap up) something or someone...
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Comprar o tomar algo rapidamente. to buy or take (something or someone) quickly or eagerly. (see also: buy up, pick up).

SOBER UP ------ If someone’s had too much to drink don’t let them drive, even if they say they’ve sobered up. It takes a long time to really sober up. ------------------------------------------ sober up.
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Estar sobrio. to become less drunk, or to make someone less drunk.

SOBER UP ------ Here Lalo, have a black coffee - that should sober you up. ------------------------------------------ sober up.
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Estar sobrio. to become less drunk, or to make someone less drunk.

EAT UP something. ------ Within two days Kaz had eaten up all the Maruchan soups and all the ice cream box. ------------------------------------------ (eat up) something.
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Consumir por completo, comerse todo, acabarse todo por completo. to eat all the food you have been given.

EAT UP something. ------ Any software that stores images will eat up a lot of disk space. ------------------------------------------ (eat up) something...
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Consumir por completo. to use all of something that is valuable and that you are trying to keep.

MAKE UP ----- Mike Mastruany and Kathy Williams often argue, but they always make up afterwards by talking things through and apologising to each other. ------------------------------------------------- make up......
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Reconciliarse. Hacer las pases. to forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement. (see also: patch (things) up, smooth (things) over).

MAKE UP ------ Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez kissed and made up, as usual. ------------------------------------------ make up......
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Reconciliarse. Hacer las pases. to forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement. (see also: patch (things) up, smooth (things) over).

JUMBLE or JUMBLE UP ------ Earrings, bracelets, and necklaces were all jumbled up together in the box. ------------------------------------------ to jumble, or jumble up...
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Revolver. to mix things in a confusing or messy way, or to become mixed in this way. (see also: mix up).

JUMBLE, or JUBLE UP ----- Quito jumbled the wires up when he moved the TV. ---------------------------------- jumble, or jumble up...
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Revolver. to mix things in a confusing or messy way, or to become mixed in this way. (see also: mix up).


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