PHRASAL VERBS (english-spanish)
| ASK SOMEONE OUT|
i.e Has he asked you out yet?
|make a date|
| BLOW UP |
i.e. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian citizen, was charged with trying to blow up a transcontinental airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day
| BREAK INTO (BREAK IN)|
i.e , a thief broke into his room and stole his laptop
|Go into a building to steal something|
| BURN DOWN|
i.e. they burnt down the houses
| CARRY OUT.|
i.e. The secret agent carried out his orders exactly as planned.
|Complete and/or accomplish something.|
| COZY UP|
i.e. United States cozies up with Vietnam
|Make yourself comfortable (entenderse)|
| CROP UP |
i.e. But problems are starting to crop up.
| DIG UP|
i.e. He said if they dug his father's body up, he would be gone.
|Find something that is supposed to be secret (desenterrar)|
| FADE AWAY|
i.e. Many electronic devices are limited by batteries that fade away or can't survive temperature extremes, he said.
|become weaker (apagarse, consumirse)|
| FLAG SOMEONE DOWN |
i.e. A few weeks ago, he flagged a taxi down in Dame Street to go to Rialto.
|signal at a vehicle to get it to stop|
| GET DOWN TO.|
i.e. Let's get down to business.
|Enough small talk. Get serious about a topic|
| GET OUT |
i.e. A tall nam in Soviet police uniform got out of the car.
|Leave a place, escape.|
| GET RID OF|
i.e. Get rid of that!
|get rid of to relieve or free oneself of something or someone unpleasant or undesirable (deshacerse de)|
| GIVE OUT|
i.e. I give out hundreds of telephone numbers every day.
| GO ON |
What is going on?
Go on with what you were saying.
|continue, happen, start doing or taking something,|
| HELP SOMEONE OUT|
i.e. Let me help you out.
| HOOK UP.|
i.e. Can you hook up the fax machine for me?
|Make the electrical connections required for a machine or information service|
| LIFT OFF|
i.e. A team of intrepid space plumbers and lube-job specialists will lift off on Friday for a visit to the International Space Station.
|Depart from the ground|
| LOOK OUT.|
i.e. Look out, there's a black widow spider on the wall.
|Be careful, pay attention, heed a certain danger|
| PAPER OVER|
i.e. Workers papered over the sign in downtown Mason City at the request of the North Iowa Tea Party.
|Try to conceal a problem without really fixing it|
| PLAY (SOMETHING) DOWN|
i.e. he did his best to play it down.
|Try to make something seem less important (restarle importancia)|
| POINT OUT.|
i.e. The explanations below point
out when each is used.
|Indicate, Make someone aware of something|
| PROP UP|
i.e. Germany has had to prop up the euro.
|support by placing against something solid or rigid|
| PULL OUT|
i.e. I pull out the car and meet you in front.
|withdraw (sacar, retirar)|
| PUSH OUT|
i.e. If you are not on ground level, break your fall by pushing a mattress out first.
|to thrust outward|
| PUT OFF.|
i.e. Those hearings have now been put off until later in the year.
|Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues), postpone|
| PUT UP 1|
i.e. People put up flags and set off fireworks
| PUT UP.|
i.e. After his last arrest, her father, Jessup, put up the family property — including the house where his wife and children live.
| Offer (for sale). |
This PV have many other meanings.
| ROLL ON |
i.e. The summer rolled on and in August "She kind of rested her head on my shoulder as we slow danced," he said.
|When something continues to happen (or happened)|
| RUN DOWN 1|
Have you run down those phone numbers I asked for last week?
|Find the source or origin of something.|
| RUN (SOMEONE) DOWN 2|
i.e. My boss runs everyone down.
| RUN DOWN 3|
i.e. My dog was run down by a bus.
|Hit someone with a vehicle.|
| RUN DOWN 4|
i.e. You need to wind your watch so it doesn't run down,
|Loose power, be very tired|
| RUN UP |
i.e. They ran up big debts.
|accumulate as a debt|
| SCREW UP|
i.e. Let your kids screw up once in a while.
|something mishandled or done badly|
| SETTLE DOWN.|
i.e. These kids come for a couple years, then move back home when they want to "settle down and get serious
| To adopt an orderly and routine way of life.|
This PV have other meanings.
| SHOW UP|
i.e. I was advised to show up 30 minutes early to do the paperwork.
|Attend something or arrive somewhere|
| SHUT OFF|
i.e. Countries that rely heavily on foreign investors — like Greece, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain — must cut spending to avoid being shut off from the capital markets.
|Close, prevent access|
| SINGLE OUT|
i.e. The article was about interracial relationships, so why single out black women?
|Select from a group|
| STICK OUT |
i.e. He stuck his head out the van window to see.
| Extend part of your body.|
This PV have other meanings.
| STIR UP|
i.e. This could stir up the others.
|Make trouble for someone else (alentar, sublevar)|
| STRETCH OUT|
i.e. She stretched out on his bed.
|lie down comfortably, extend|
| TAKE OUT|
i.e. I know that in some countries it's the opposite people take you out.
|Go out socially with someone, especially a date|
| TAP INTO|
i.e. We have so much potential that we just don't tap into.
|Use or exploit a plentiful resource for your benefit (aprovechar)|
| TRY ON |
i.e. Can I try this jeans on?
|Put clothes on to see if they fit|
| TURN OFF|
i.e. Turned off the television
|Stop a machine|
| TURN ON 1.|
i.e. Turn on the TV. The baseball game starts in a few minutes.
|Start the function of a TV, a radio, a machine|
| TURN ON 2.|
i.e. Scientists have discovered that the smell of cinnamon turns many people on.
|Cause to be excited sexually|
| TURN ON 3.|
i.e. The pit bull suddenly turned on the small child.
| WIPE OUT|
i.e. The Passage," is that a viral plague will be unleashed and wipe out almost all of humanity.
|kill in large numbers, eradicate|
| WORK OUT|
i.e. Things worked out in an interesting way
|happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well|
| MOP UP|
i.e. Meanwhile, China is mopping up demand everywhere you look with its artificially cheap supply of goods.
|Resolve a problem|
| BREAK DOWN|
i.e. In any event, when the circuitry begins to break down, remaining neurons can adapt by expanding their roles.
| FIND OUT|
i.e. As you read them, try to find out how the verb forms indicate when or at what time these actions take place.
| FIGURE OUT |
i.e. Western doctors are trying to figure out if patients are benefiting from acupuncture treatment, or just getting a placebo effect.
| RUN LOW |
i.e. When the battery has run low - at around 40 miles, says G.M. — the car's gas engine produces power for its electric motor
| PORE OVER|
i.e. She pored over the situation
| DOZE OFF|
I dozed off for ten minutes during the end of the movie
|To fall into a light sleep.|