PHRASAL VERBS up 6

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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).

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).

Obama said, Overall, I think the economy's shaping up quite well. ------------------------------------------ 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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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

An air traffic controller can’t afford to slip up or many people could die. ------------------------------------------ slip up...
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Cagarla. to make a mistake.

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).

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).

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).

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).

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.

David said, I went for a walk to try to sober up. ------------------------------------------ sober up.
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Estar sobrio. to become less drunk, or to make someone less drunk.

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.

How can I get my son to eat up all his vegetables?. He says he hates them and leaves most of them on his plate. ------------------------------------------ (eat up) something...
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Comerse todo por completo. to eat all the food you have been given.

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

Come on Quito, eat up all your broccoli. ---------------------------------------------------------- (eat up) something.
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Comerse todo por completo. to eat all the food you have been given.

Eat up Quito, and we’ll go to play basketball. ------------------------------------------ (eat up) something.
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Comerse todo por completo. to eat all the food you have been given.

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.

Having children eats up a lot of a family’s income. ------------------------------------------ (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.

The cleaning woman Ana jumbled up all the papers on my desk, and now I’ll have to sort them all out. ------------------------------------------ jumble or jumble up something...
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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).

Hilary Clinton thoughts were jumbling up and whirling in her head after she lost the election. ------------------------------------------ jumble or jumble up something...
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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).

Antony Metivier said, If you don’t write out your schedule, you might jumble up your dates. ------------------------------------------ jumble or jumble up something...
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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).

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).

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).

Ana said, We often quarrel but we always make it up soon after. ------------------------------------------ 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).

The tickets were "snapped up" the morning they were put on sale. ------------------------------------------ (snap up) something or someone...
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Comprar o tomar algo rapidamente. to buy or take (something or someone) quickly or eagerly.

At Hadady when they see your work history Emigdio, they'll "snap you 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.

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).

Quito jumbled the wires up when he moved the TV. ------------------------------------------ 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).

The baker Manuel jumbled the salt and sugar, so the cake came out inedible. ------------------------------------------ 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).

Sofia Vergara has been "snapped up" by Hollywood to star in two major movies. ------------------------------------------ (snap up) something or someone...
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Comprar o tomar algo rapidamente. to buy or take (something or someone) quickly or eagerly.


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