PHRASAL VERBS up 9

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I was surprised when Katie and Simon broke up. They seemed so happy together. -------------------------------- break up...
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terminar una relacion. to end a relationship with someone or to leave an organization, usually because you do not feel happy with it any more. (see also: split up).

The Beatles broke up after making music together for ten years. -------------------------------- break up...
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terminar una relacion. to end a relationship with someone or to leave an organization, usually because you do not feel happy with it any more. (see also: split up).

They put up the flag in the morning and take it down at night. -------------------------------- put (something) up...
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Poner arriva. to place (something) in a higher position.

Sit down. Put your feet up and relax. -------------------------------- put (something) up...
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Poner arriva. to place (something) in a higher position.

Stop! Put your hands up (over your head)!. -------------------------------- put (something) up...
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Poner arriva. to place (something) in a higher position.

The signal on my phone was breaking up and I couldn’t hear what he was saying. -------------------------------- break up...
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irse la señal, cortarse la señal. if the sound on a radio or mobile phone breaks up, you can no longer hear the person who is speaking on it.

School breaks up next week for the summer holidays. -------------------------------- break up... (UK)...
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Tener un reseso escolar, interrumpirse. to begin the holidays when school closes at the end of a term.

Quito said that school "breaks up" next Friday, so I'll be on holidays. -------------------------------- break up.
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Tener un reseso escolar, interrumpirse. to begin the holidays when school closes at the end of a term.

We had to break the old fireplace up before we could move it from the house. -------------------------------- break up something...
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romper, partir, dividir, separar. to break into many pieces.

Break the chocolate up into squares. -------------------------------- break up something...
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romper, partir, dividir, separar. to break into many pieces.

Break the biscuits up into small pieces and put them in a food processor. -------------------------------- break up something...
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romper, partir, dividir, separar. to break into many pieces.

Perla looked sad, but she brightened up when her friends told her the good news. -------- brighten up.
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Animarse. to suddenly look or feel happier. (see also: cheer up, liven up, perk up).

As soon as Sandra heard that you were coming she brightened up. -------- brighten up.
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Animarse. to suddenly look or feel happier. (see also: cheer up, liven up, perk up).

Some posters and flowers would really help to brighten the office up. -------- brighten up.
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Animarse. to suddenly look or feel happier. (see also: cheer up, liven up, perk up).

Sanjaya was born in India, but an Australian couple adopted her when she was a baby and brought her up in Sydney. -------------------------------- to bring somebody up.
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Criar. to look after a child and educate them until they are old enough to look after themselves.

Celin dion decided she'd rather bring her children up in a Canadian countryside. -------------------------------- to bring somebody up.
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Criar. to look after a child and educate them until they are old enough to look after themselves.

I was brought up by my grandmother. -------------------------------- to bring somebody up.
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Criar. to look after a child and educate them until they are old enough to look after themselves.

If there’s an idea or a topic you’d like to discuss, you can bring it up at our staff meeting on Friday. -------------------------------- (bring up) something.
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sacar un tema. tocar un tema de discucion. to start to talk about a particular subject. (see also: put forward).

There are several points I'd like to bring up at the meeting tomorrow. -------------------------------- (bring up) something...
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sacar un tema. tocar un tema de discucion. to start to talk about a particular subject. (see also: put forward).

There are some topics you shouldn’t bring up, like religion and politics. -------------------------------- (bring up) something...
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sacar un tema. tocar un tema de discucion. to start to talk about a particular subject. (see also: put forward).

Karla spent half the night with her head down the toilet bringing up. -------------------------------- to bring up...
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Vomitar. to vomit something. (see: throw up).

I managed a slice of toast but brought it up ten minutes later. -------------------------------- to bring up...
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Vomitar. to vomit something. (see: throw up).

Reyes suddenly went white and brought up his breakfast all over the kitchen floor. -------------------------------- to bring up...
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Vomitar. to vomit something. (see: throw up).

I’m nearly ready for the exam. I just need to brush up on the phrasal verbs we learned last week. ------------------------------------------ brush up...
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Repasar, practicar. to practise and improve your skills or your knowledge of something that you learned in the past but have partly forgotten. (see also: polish up)

Paul's challenged me to a game of tennis so I thought I'd better brush up on my technique. ------------------------------------------ brush up...
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Repasar, practicar. to practise and improve your skills or your knowledge of something that you learned in the past but have partly forgotten. (see also: polish up)

I’ll brush up on French history and language before going there. ------------------------------------------ brush up...
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Repasar, practicar. to practise and improve your skills or your knowledge of something that you learned in the past but have partly forgotten. (see also: polish up).

My son’s going to the gym to "build up" his muscles. He wants to get big and strong so no-one will try to pick on him. ------------------------- build up.
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incrementar, acumular. to make something increase in amount, size, or strength.

There were big delays as traffic built up on the roads into the city. -------------------------------- build up...
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incrementar, acumular. to make something increase in amount, size, or strength.

Jenny needs something to build up her confidence again. -------------------------------- build up...
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incrementar, acumular. to make something increase in amount, size, or strength.

If we buy up as many shares as possible, we might be able to buy out the company and take control. -------------------------------- buy up...
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comprar todo. to buy large amounts of something or all of it that is available. (see also: snap up, pick up).

Developers bought up old factories and converted them into luxury apartments. -------------------------------- buy up...
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comprar todo. to buy large amounts of something or all of it that is available. (see also: snap up, pick up).

They’re trying to buy all the land up so they can build a housing estate. -------------------------------- buy up...
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comprar todo. to buy large amounts of something or all of it that is available. (see also: snap up, pick up).

when a person who is talking on a mobile/cell phone "breaks up", you can no longer hear them clearly because the signal has been interrupted. -------------------------------- break up.
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irse la señal, cortarse la señal. if the sound on a radio or mobile phone breaks up, you can no longer hear the person who is speaking on it.


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