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MARK UP something. -------- Department stores usually mark up wholesale prices by around 40%. If they buy something for $7.00, they’ll sell it for about $10.00. -------------------------------------- MARK UP something.
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Incrementar, subir el precio de algo. to increase the price of something.

MARK UP something. ----- Hotels mark up their prices whenever there is a national holiday. ------------------------------------------ MARK UP something.
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subir el precio de algo. to increase the price of something.

MESS UP ------ Many people say the countries that invaded Iraq to get rid of Saddam Hussein really messed things up and made life harder for most Iraqis. ------------------------------------------ MESS UP.
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Arruinar, regarla, dañar. to spoil or damage something, or to do something wrong or badly. (see also: screw up).

MESS UP ------- Martin says that his divorce has really messed his life up. ------------------------------------------ MESS UP.
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Arruinar, regarla, dañar. to spoil or damage something, or to do something wrong or badly. (see also: screw up).

(MIX UP) someone or somethimg. ------------ I think I’m mixing him up with someone else. ------------------------------------------ (MIX UP) something or someone.
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Confundir a alguien. to confuse, worry or upset someone. (see also: jumble up).

MIX UP someone or something. ----------------- Brenan brothers look so alike that it’s easy to mix them up. ------------------------------------------ MIX UP something or someone.
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Confundir a alguien. to confuse, worry or upset someone. (see also: jumble up).

to MIX UP ------ The orders were sent to the wrong customers after one of the workers mixed up the addresses. ------------------------------------------ to MIX UP.
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Revolver algo. to make a group of things untidy or badly organized, or to move them into the wrong order. (see also: jumble up).

to MIX UP -----Your jigsaw puzzles and games are all mixed up together in that box. ------------------------------------------ to MIX UP.
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Revolver algo. to make a group of things untidy or badly organized, or to move them into the wrong order. (see also: jumble up).

GET/BE MIXED UP IN/WITH) ------------- Javier Hermosillo "got mixed up in" the drugs trade and got caught selling cocaine. He’ll be spending the next ten years locked up in prison. ---- (GET/BE MIXED UP IN/WITH).
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Quedar o estar envuelto en. to be involved in an illegal or unpleasant activity. (Only used for something or somebody bad).

(GET/BE MIXED UP IN/WITH) ------ The film's main character is Eugenio Derbez and he's a writer who "gets mixed up in" the violent world of drug-dealing. -------- (GET/BE MIXED UP IN/WITH).
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Quedar o estar envuelto en. to be involved in an illegal or unpleasant activity. (Only used for something or somebody bad).

OPEN UP ------ Mauricio has never told me much about himself, but he opened up last night and told me about his past and about his dreams for the future. ------------------------------------------ OPEN UP.
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Abrirse más (dicese de los sentimientos). to start to talk more about yourself and your feelings.

OPEN UP ------ Martin's quite a private person - it took quite a while for him to open up. ------------------------------------------ OPEN UP.
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Abrirse más (dicese de los sentimientos). to start to talk more about yourself and your feelings.

to OPEN UP ------- New markets are opening up in Asia, so many companies from outside the region are looking into the possibility of doing business there. ------------------------------------------ to OPEN UP.
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Abrir camino a algo nuevo. to show something that was hidden or not previously known.

to OPEN UP ------ Getting to know Patrick "opened up" a whole new world for me. ------------------------------------------ to OPEN UP.
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Abrir camino a algo nuevo. to show something that was hidden or not previously known.

OWN UP ------------ We knew it was Bob who’d been looking at gambling websites on the office computer, but he wouldn’t own up. He said it wasn’t him. ----------------------------- OWN UP.
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Admitir, confesar. to admit that you have done something wrong, especially something that is not important.

OWN UP ------ Luis said, come on Mauricio, own up.!. Who's been using my mug?. --------------------------------- OWN UP.
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Admitir, confesar. to admit that you have done something wrong, especially something that is not important.

NOTCH UP ----- The Real Madrid team notched up another win this week, so they’ve now won ten games in a row. ------------------------------------------ NOTCH UP.
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Lograr anotar, lograr triunfar, Ganar. to win or achieve something [e.g. victory, points].

Serena Williams has recently notched up her third win at a major tennis tournament. ------------------------------------------ NOTCH UP.
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Lograr anotar, lograr triunfar, Ganar. to win or achieve something [e.g. victory, points].

IMPROVE UPON/ON ----- The coach Miguel Herrera said his team would have to improve on its defensive play in order to win the championship. ---------------------------- IMPROVE UPON/ON.
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Mejorar. to do something in a better way or with better results than when it was done before.

IMPROVE UPON/ON ----- Obama said, I don't think the design of the health reform can be "improved upon". ------------------------------------------ IMPROVE UPON/ON.
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Mejorar. to do something in a better way or with better results than when it was done before.

INSIST ON/UPON something. ----- She insists upon fresh fruit every morning. ---------------------------- INSIST ON/UPON something.
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insistir en. to say that you must have something.

INSIST ON/UPON something. ------ The strikers are insisting on higher wages. ------------------------------------------ INSIST ON/UPON something.
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insistir en. to say that you must have something.

QUEUE UP ------ When we went to the bank we used to queue up at the counter, but now we take a number and sit down and wait until our number’s called out. ------------------------------------------ QUEUE UP. (UK).
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Hacer cola. to form or wait in a line. (see also: line up).

QUEUE UP ------ Don’t you hate it if you’ve been queuing up for ages and someone pushes in?. ------------------------------------------QUEUE UP. (UK).
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Hacer cola. to form or wait in a line. (see also: line up).

PACK UP ----- Jascara is going to pack up all her things and move back to her parent’s house. -------------------------------- PACK UP.
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Empacar. to collect your things together and put them into bags or boxes, especially when you have finished doing something.

PACK UP ------- Enrique Rodriguez has two days to pack his stuff up and move out of the apartment. ------------------------------------------ PACK UP.
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Empacar. to collect your things together and put them into bags or boxes, especially when you have finished doing something.

MEASURE UP ------- That new guy will never measure up; we might as well go ahead and fire him now. ----------------------- MEASURE UP.
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Dar el ancho. dar la talla. to be good enough, or as good as someone or something else. (see also: live up to, come up to).

MEASURE UP ----- That fucking new president Donal Trump will never measure up; we might as well go ahead and fire him now. ----------------- MEASURE UP.
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Dar el ancho. dar la talla. to be good enough, or as good as someone or something else. (see also: live up to, come up to).

No dar el ancho, no dar la talla?.
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Leave up to. Come up to. Measure up.


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