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Phrasal Verbs

ache forHelp
Español:echar de menos
Meaning:miss
Example:My girlfriend is away and I'm aching for her.
aim atHelp
Español:estar dirigido a
Meaning:to target
Example:This magazine is aimed at teenagers.
answer backHelp
Español:replicar
Meaning:to reply rudely to someone in authority
Example:She answered her mother back and refused to help.
back upHelp
Español:guardar
Meaning:make a copy of computer data
Example:You should always back up important files.
back upHelp
Español:respaldar, apoyar
Meaning:support
Example:My friends backed me up.
be awayHelp
Español:estar lejos
Meaning:be elsewhere, on holiday
Example:They are away in the Canary Islands for a week
be fed upHelp
Español:estar harto de algo
Meaning:be bored or upset of something
Example:Stop it! I'm fed up of your complaints.
be inHelp
Español:estar en casa
Meaning:be at home or at work
Example:Hello, is John in?
be up toHelp
Español:depender de
Meaning:depend on
Example:The decision's up to you.
bend downHelp
Español:agacharse
Meaning:lower your body
Example:He bent down and hurt his knee.
bend overHelp
Español:doblarse, inclinarse
Meaning:lower the top part of your body
Example:He bent over and hurt his back.
blow upHelp
Español:explotar
Meaning:explode
Example:The bomb blew up
book inHelp
Español:hacer una reserva
Meaning:make a reservation
Example:I'll book us in at Fenicia hotel.
book upHelp
Español:reservar
Meaning:reserve
Example:The flight was fully booked up, so I had to leave the following day.
break downHelp
Español:averiarse
Meaning:stop working
Example:My car broke down.
break inHelp
Español:entrar (para robar)
Meaning:go into a building to steal something
Example:The burglars broke in and stole my computer.
break in onHelp
Español:interrumpir
Meaning:interrupt
Example:I was talking to her when her father broke in on our conversation.
break upHelp
Español:separarse
Meaning:finish a relationship
Example:The couple broke up.
bring upHelp
Español:educar
Meaning:raise children
Example:Teachers try to bring up children.
bring upHelp
Español:mencionar
Meaning:mention
Example:He didn't bring it up at the meeting.
call offHelp
Español:cancelar
Meaning:cancel
Example:The flight was called off
call onHelp
Español:visitar
Meaning:visit
Example:I'll call on you after dinner.
carry onHelp
Español:continuar, seguir
Meaning:continue
Example:Good! Carry on with the job!
catch onHelp
Español:entender
Meaning:finally understand what is going on
Example:I caught it on after 2 hours.
catch upHelp
Español:estar al día
Meaning:get work up to date
Example:I'm caught up in my homework.
catch up withHelp
Español:ponerse al día
Meaning:keep abreast
Example:The new student could catch up with his class in two months.
come acrossHelp
Español:encontrarse
Meaning:find by accident
Example:I came across my old passport when I was clearing out my desk.
come across asHelp
Español:dar la impresión
Meaning:the way other people see you
Example:He came across as an idiot.
come backHelp
Español:volver
Meaning:return
Example:She left school and came back home.
come byHelp
Español:pasar por un lugar
Meaning:visit
Example:I'll come by your house later.
come up withHelp
Español:tener una idea / encontrar una solución
Meaning:think of a solution
Example:She came up with that great idea.
cope withHelp
Español:apañárselas
Meaning:to deal with a situation
Example:He copes with life as he can.
cut down onHelp
Español:reducir
Meaning:reduce
Example:The Goverment is cutting down on everything. and so does my dad.
deal withHelp
Español:ocuparse
Meaning:to take action in order to do something
Example:I'll deal with the problem soon.
do overHelp
Español:repetir
Meaning:repeat a job
Example:Please do your homework over.
dream onHelp
Español:seguir soñando
Meaning:
Example:We will win the lottery. Yes, dream on!
drink upHelp
Español:acabar una copa
Meaning:finish a drink
Example:It's time to close. Hurry, drink up!
drop byHelp
Español:pasarse por un lugar
Meaning:pay a brief visit
Example:I will drop by your office at 4 o'clock !
drop inHelp
Español:entrar un momento
Meaning:visit without previous arrangements
Example:She dropped in for a coffee on the way home.
drop out ofHelp
Español:abandonar
Meaning:leave
Example:She moved to the mainland so she dropped out of class.
feel likeHelp
Español:apetecer
Meaning:fancy
Example:I feel like going to the cinema.
fill in / outHelp
Español:rellenar
Meaning:complete a form
Example:Fill in the form.
fill upHelp
Español:llenar hasta arriba
Meaning:fill to capacity
Example:Fill up the glass.
find outHelp
Español:averiguar
Meaning:discover
Example:I'll find out who she is.
get alongHelp
Español:llevarse bien
Meaning:have a good relationship
Example:You are lucky if you get along with your parents.
get along Help
Español:llevarse bien
Meaning:have a good relationship
Example:Jill and Mark get along well.
get away withHelp
Español:quedar sin castigo
Meaning:escape blameless
Example:She cheeted on the exam and tried to get away with it.
get inHelp
Español:subirse a
Meaning:to go into a car
Example:Get in at the front please.
get offHelp
Español:salir del
Meaning:to leave a bus, plane, train or boat.
Example:They all got off the bus at the same time.
get onHelp
Español:subir
Meaning:to enter a bus, plane, train or boat
Example:They all got on the train in time.
get onHelp
Español:progresar
Meaning:make progress
Example:How are you getting on with your English?
get on wellHelp
Español:llevarse bien
Meaning:have a good relationship
Example:Jill and Mark get on well
get outHelp
Español:bajarse, salir
Meaning:to move out of a car
Example:I'll get out on the corner please.
get overHelp
Español:recuperarse
Meaning:recover from sickness or disappointment
Example:He's getting over an awful cold.
get rid ofHelp
Español:librarse de
Meaning:
Example:She is trying to get rid of him but she can't.
give awayHelp
Español:regalar
Meaning:give something for free
Example:The filling station was giving away free petrol.
give backHelp
Español:devolver
Meaning:return an object
Example:I'll give you back your book tomorrow.
give inHelp
Español:ceder, rendirse
Meaning:surrender
Example:The boy gave in to the pressure.
give upHelp
Español:dejar de
Meaning:stop doing something
Example:Why don't you give up smoking?
go onHelp
Español:continuar, seguir
Meaning:continue
Example:Please go on talking.
hand inHelp
Español:entregar
Meaning:submit
Example:Please hand in your exam and leave the room.
hang outHelp
Español:pasar tiempo con amigos
Meaning:spend time socially
Example:I'm hanging out with my friends.
hang upHelp
Español:colgar
Meaning:put something on a hook
Example:Please hang up your coat.
head outHelp
Español:salir
Meaning:go out
Example:We headed out to the hills.
hold onHelp
Español:esperar
Meaning:wait (on the phone)
Example:Hold on please, I'll get him for you.
hold upHelp
Español:retrasar
Meaning:delay
Example:The meeting was held up till tomorrow.
keep onHelp
Español:continuar
Meaning:continue
Example:Look! It keeps on raining.
keep up withHelp
Español:seguir
Meaning:maintain pace with
Example:Please wait! I can't keep up with you.
leave outHelp
Español:omitir
Meaning:omit
Example:But you left out what you did.
look afterHelp
Español:cuidar
Meaning:take care of
Example:Sue's looking afer her little brother.
look afterHelp
Español:cuidar
Meaning:take care
Example:I'm looking after the kids.
look down onHelp
Español:despreciar
Meaning:despise, have a low opinion
Example:Don't look down on me just because I'm for Chelsea.
look forHelp
Español:buscar
Meaning:try to find
Example:Jill was looking for you.
look forward toHelp
Español:esperar algo con ilusión
Meaning:wait for something pleasant
Example:I'm looking forward to meeting her.
look overHelp
Español:examinar, comprobar
Meaning:examine, check
Example:Please look over your answers carefully.
look upHelp
Español:buscar
Meaning:search in a list
Example:Please look up that word in your dictionary.
look up toHelp
Español:respetar
Meaning:respect
Example:I really look up to Gandhi.
lose out onHelp
Español:perderse algo
Meaning:not gain or have something advantageous
Example:I mustn't lose out on that opportunity!
make outHelp
Español:oir, entender
Meaning:hear, understand
Example:I couldn't make out what he was saying.
make outHelp
Español:enrollarse con alguien
Meaning:kiss and pet
Example:They were making out at the party.
make sure ofHelp
Español:comprobar
Meaning:verify
Example:Make sure of switching off all the lights before leaving.
make upHelp
Español:inventar
Meaning:invent a story
Example:Don't make up more stories!
make up forHelp
Español:compensar
Meaning:compensate
Example:I'll make up for my mistake
mess upHelp
Español:estropearlo
Meaning:spoil, ruin
Example:I messed it up and now it's ruined
miss out onHelp
Español:perderse algo
Meaning:lose a chance
Example:I mustn't miss out on the party!
name afterHelp
Español:nombrar en honor de alguien
Meaning:give someone a name to remember another person
Example:The boy was named after his father.
pass awayHelp
Español:fallecer
Meaning:die
Example:The old man passed away.
pass outHelp
Español:desmayarse
Meaning:faint, lose conciousness
Example:He got drunk and passed out.
pass upHelp
Español:dejar pasar una posibilidad
Meaning:decline a chance
Example:I'll pass up on your offer.
pay offHelp
Español:recompensar, dar frutos
Meaning:produce a successful result
Example:Hard work pays off.
pick outHelp
Español:elegir
Meaning:choose
Example:Can I pick one out ?
pick upHelp
Español:coger
Meaning:lift something
Example:Pick up the phone, please!
point outHelp
Español:señalar
Meaning:call attention to
Example:She pointed out how important it was..
push aroundHelp
Español:acosar, el bullying
Meaning:mob
Example:A bully pushes people around.
push awayHelp
Español:apartar a alguien
Meaning:set aside
Example:His boss pushed him away.
put awayHelp
Español:guardar algo
Meaning:save , store
Example:Please, put that away.
put offHelp
Español:posponer
Meaning:postpone, delay
Example:The show was put off till May.
put onHelp
Español:ponerse
Meaning:put clothing on the body
Example:Put on your jacket, please.
put outHelp
Español:apagar
Meaning:extinguish
Example:The fire brigade put out the fire.
put up withHelp
Español:aguantar ( algo / alguien )
Meaning:tolerate
Example:I must put up with him
rip offHelp
Español:timar
Meaning:charge excessively or obtain money unfairly
Example:The clerk ripped you off. The prices were a rip off.
root forHelp
Español:apoyar, ser de tal equipo…
Meaning:support
Example:In soccer, I root for United.
rub it inHelp
Español:hurgar en la herida
Meaning:emphasize how bad a situation is to make someone feel worse
Example:Be nice, please don't rub it in!
run acrossHelp
Español:encontrarse con
Meaning:meet or find by chance
Example:I ran across your girlfriend at the cinema.
run awayHelp
Español:huir
Meaning:escape
Example:You should run away from danger.
run intoHelp
Español:encontrarse ( a alguien )
Meaning:meet by accident
Example:I ran into Eric today.
run out ofHelp
Español:quedarse sin
Meaning:have none left
Example:You've run out of toilet paper.
send offHelp
Español:expulsar
Meaning:expel a player from a match
Example:He was sent off by the referee.
set fire toHelp
Español:prender fuego a...
Meaning:burn
Example:He set fire to the rubbish.
set offHelp
Español:hacer saltar ( un sistema )
Meaning:ring an alarm
Example:The thief set off the alarm.
set offHelp
Español:salir
Meaning:leave
Example:What time do you set off for school?
set outHelp
Español:empezar
Meaning:start a journey
Example:We will set out for London at 8 o'clock
set upHelp
Español:montar (piezas), poner
Meaning:arrange, put
Example:He was trying to set up the puzzle.
settle downHelp
Español:establecerse, sentar la cabeza
Meaning:start living a fixed life.
Example:He got married and settled down.
settle inHelp
Español:acomodarse
Meaning:get used to
Example:After 2 months, he settled in his new house.
show offHelp
Español:presumir
Meaning:demonstrate haughtily
Example:He's showing off in front of the girls.
show upHelp
Español:presentarse ( lugar )
Meaning:arrive
Example:You must show up by 11 o'clock.
sing alongHelp
Español:cantar con los demás
Meaning:sing together
Example:We sang along with the crowd.
sit upHelp
Español:sentarse derecho
Meaning:sit straight
Example:Will you sit up please?
size upHelp
Español:entender algo globalmente
Meaning:evaluate
Example:He sized up the situation.
slow downHelp
Español:ir más despacio
Meaning:reduce speed
Example:You're going too fast, please slow down!
speed upHelp
Español:acelerar
Meaning:accelerate
Example:Hurry, please speed up!
take afterHelp
Español:parecerse
Meaning:resemble
Example:He thinks he takes after Leo.
take backHelp
Español:devolver
Meaning:return
Example:Take the dress back, it's too small.
take backHelp
Español:retractarse
Meaning:admit that something was wrong
Example:Take back what you said !
take offHelp
Español:quitarse ropa
Meaning:remove clothing
Example:Don't take off your shoes please!
talk aboutHelp
Español:hablar sobre / de
Meaning:speak about
Example:Let's talk about love.
talk back toHelp
Español:responder de forma grosera
Meaning:answer impolitely
Example:The player talked back to the coach and was thrown off the team.
talk intoHelp
Español:convencer
Meaning:persuade someone to do something
Example:He talked me into it.
talk overHelp
Español:discutir, debatir
Meaning:discuss
Example:Let's talk over that like adults.
tell offHelp
Español:echar la bronca
Meaning:chide
Example:He was so angry that he told me off!
tell onHelp
Español:chivarse
Meaning:report someone to an authority
Example:If you don't do it, I'll tell on you!
throw away / outHelp
Español:tirar a la basura
Meaning:discard
Example:It's too old, please throw it away.
throw upHelp
Español:vomitar
Meaning:vomit
Example:She was sick and threw up.
try onHelp
Español:probarse
Meaning:put clothing on to see if it fits.
Example:Can I try those trousers on please?
try outHelp
Español:probar
Meaning:test
Example:He tried out several times before getting it.
turn downHelp
Español:bajar ( volumen )
Meaning:reduce volume, temperature
Example:Turn down the volume, please.
turn intoHelp
Español:transformarse en
Meaning:become
Example:Dr. Banner turns into Hulk.
turn offHelp
Español:apagar
Meaning:switch off
Example:Don't forget to turn off the heater.
turn onHelp
Español:encender
Meaning:switch on
Example:Turn on the light please.
turn outHelp
Español:resultar
Meaning:produce an unexpected result
Example:It turned out to be false.
turn upHelp
Español:aparecer, llegar
Meaning:appear, arrive
Example:Lucy didn't turn up to class today.
turn upHelp
Español:subir el volumen
Meaning:raise the volume
Example:Could you turn up the TV please?
walk aroundHelp
Español:pasear
Meaning:go for a walk
Example:I'm going to walk around town.
walk intoHelp
Español:encontrarse ( a alguien )
Meaning:meet
Example:I walked into Erik today.
walk out onHelp
Español:abandonar
Meaning:abandon
Example:Her husband walked out on her and their child.
walk up toHelp
Español:caminar hasta
Meaning:go up to
Example:I walked up to the foot of the hill.
wear offHelp
Español:gastarse
Meaning:disappear, vanish
Example:The paint wore off.
wear outHelp
Español:desgastarse con el uso
Meaning:use something a lot
Example:The jersey wore out with time.
work outHelp
Español:resolver
Meaning:find the solution
Example:He worked out the problem.