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1

Seleccionar, recoger, escoger, adquirir, tomar

Pick
Pick and choose, pick grapes, pick a card, pick up speed, pick up accent

2

Aliñar, vendar, vestir, decorar

Dress
Dress the salad, clean and dress the wound, dressed for success, dress a room

3

Apartarse, arrancar, rasgar, desgarrar

Tear
Tear away from soap operas, tear your hear out, tear a paper, tear a ligament

4

Dibujar, correr (cortinas), empatar, desenvainar, inhalar, atraer, extraer

Draw
Draw a picture, draw the curtains, draw level with, draw a weapon, draw in a breath of smoke, draw SO with poetry, draw inspiration

5

Dirigir (guiar), dirigirse, liderar (encabezar)

Head
Head the ball into the net, head to the door, he heads the list of candidates

6

Probar (poner a prueba), procesar (ley), hacer un esfuerzo

Try
Try the patience of a saint, try for fraud and evasion, try hard to achieve ST

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Situar, postularse, tener (oportunidad), estar de pie, ponerse de pie, reconocer, ser procesado

Stand
Stand in good stead, stand for election, stand a chance, I stand corrected, stand trial for murder

8

Largarse, aclarar, despejar, abonarse en cuenta, cancelar, absolver

Clear
Clear off, clear up, clear the table, the check will clear, clear a debt, clear the suspect

9

Caerse el alma a los pies, ponerse el sol, hincar, apagarse, ocultar, grabar

Sink
His heart sank, as the sun sunks, sink teeth into a sandwich, he sank and finally died, sink the story, sink the initials into the cup

10

Afectar (hacerse notar), distinguir, regañar, decir (revelar, contar)

Tell
The strain is beginning to tell, tell the difference, tell apart, tell off, tell the truth

11

Derramar, llorar, perder las hojas, mudar, repeler, quitarse, perder, arrojar luz

Shed
Shed blood, shed tears, the trees shed in autumn, snake sheds its skin, the fabric sheds water easily, shed your clothes, shed several kilograms, shed light on

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Pegarse, quedarse atascado, mantenerse fiel, introducir, perforar

Stick
Stick to the pan, get stuck behind a lorry, stick to salads and fruit, the dog stuck his head out the window, stick a hole in the plastic

13

Desvariar, no parar de hablar

Go on about
What are you going on about? I can't understand anything

14

Agrupar, juntar, apiñar

Bunch together
It can only be misleading to bunch them together

15

Mostrar, señalar, puntualizar, remarcar

Point out
As pointed out by writers...

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Dispersar, desvanecer

Dispel
It was the first step to dispelling my nerves

17

Parlotear, cotorrear

Gabble
I was gabbling my sentences

18

Plantear, proponer, hacerse pasar por

Pose
Pose a question
Pose as

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Poner el nombre de alguien a algo o alguien

Name SO/ST after SO
John was named after his grandfather

20

Encargar, encomendar

Comission
Every work is individually commissioned

21

Reservar para cierto uso, apartar, destinar, señalar

Earmark
He earmarked a random selection of works

22

Conducir a

Lead to
An overload of stress at work can lead to serious problems with your health

23

Resultar en/de

Result in/from
Sleepless nights can result in stress
Health problems may result from overloads in the office

24

Desatar, encender (causar)

Spark off
Trigger off
This can spark off sudden outbursts of temper

25

Causar

Cause
It could even cause the breakdown of a relationship

26

Originarse de, venir de, surgir de

Stem from
Spring from
Stress could even stem from overloads in the office

27

Diferir, diferenciarse, distinguirse, discrepar, disentir

Differ
The technique involved differs between the two mediaI beg to differ

28

Disimular y no admitir que un problema existe

Brazen ST out
I decided to brazen it out and hoped they wouldn't notice the scratch on the car

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Notarse, empezar a tener efecto

Kick in
The effects of the tranquilizer should begin to kick in within a few minutes

30

Estar enganchado a

To be into
I'm really into classical music
To be hooked onJenny is hooked in cocaine

31

Encargarse de

Man
My friends and I manned the booth at the fair
Man the pumps!

32

Derrumbarse, caerse, venirse abajo

Topple out
The parakiter topples out sometimes

33

Moverse rápidamente, ir zumbando

Whizz about
Kitesurfers whizz about on surfboards on the waves

34

Modificar, ajustar, afinar, tunear

Tweak
He tweaks his bikes several nights a week

35

Superar, vencer

Outplay
They were completely outplayed by the Australians

36

Insultar a

Swear at
Children should not swear at their parents

37

Parecerse

Take after
Sandra takes after her mother

38

Rezagarse, quedarse atrás

Lag behind
That white dog always lags behind the rest of the pack
Fall behindIf I don't study I'll fall behind with my class work

39

Hacerse con, pillar, atrapar

Get hold of
Where can I get hold of a watch like yours?

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Apuntar, anotar

Take down, write down, note down, jot down
The policeman took down his name and address

41

Aparecer, mostrarse

Show up
Any imperfections in the material will show up under a microscope

42

Solicitar algo formalmente

Put in for ST
With a lot of extra responsibility at work, she felt justified in putting in for a rise

43

Salpicar con, sazonar, ametrallar

Pepper (with)He was peppering the conversation with jokes

44

Calarse hasta los huesos

Soak wet
The rain was falling and I was soaking wet

45

Pronunciar, decir

Utter
He didn't utter a word

46

Unirse, formar equipo

Team up (with)
He teamed up with the company to produce a computer bag

47

Proveer a

Cater for
My mother used to cater for weddings

48

Cazar furtivamente

Poach
The availability of ivory creates an incentive to poachPoaching

49

Invadir algo

Encroach on
Impinge on/upon
The resolution would encroach on the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
The spy impinged on our privacy

50

Operar, manejar, funcionar, dirigir

Operate
Operate a machine, operate your business, the surgeon will operate, this system operates

51

Liberar, soltar, lanzar, publicar, emitir

Release
Release a prisoner, release a person, release a movie, release a book, release fumes, release a statement

52

Pedir, requerir, exigir

Call for
Being a teacher calls for a great deal of patience

53

Pelear, reñir

Scrap (with)
Get into a scrap

54

Percatarse, enterarse, darse cuenta

Pick up on ST
I made an error, but nobody picked up on it

55

Humillar, tratar sin respeto (coloquial)

Dis(respect)
You're dising me!

56

Mantenerse alejado, evitar (coloquial)

Steer clear of ST
Avoid, keep awaySteer clear of that guy, he's in trouble

57

Apuntalar, apoyar

Prop up
The Government will prop up his rule with subsidies

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Inclinar, ladear, amartillar un arma

Cock
He cocked his head to the side
The dog cocked a legHe cocked his pistol

59

Referirse a

Refer to
Twain was referring to Shakespeare

60

Beneficiarse de

Benefit from
The company will benefit from the growth in sales

61

Abstenerse de

Refrain from
Refrain from talking in the library

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Padecer de, sufrir de

Suffer from
He suffers from asthma

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Especializarse en

Specialise in
Pediathrics are doctors who specialise in treating children

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Informarse sobre

Learn about
How did you learnt about our company?

65

Reaccionar ante

React to
The Spanish Government didn't react to the Prestige disaster

66

Decidirse por, decidirse a

Decide on
He decided on a career in fashion design

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Afectar, tener impacto en

Impact on
Our family life can impact on later relationships

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Buscar algo, echar un vistazo para encontrar algo

Browse for
I was browsing for shells on the beach

69

Explicar, justificar

Account for
You will have to account for your actions

70

Sobreproteger, consentir, malcriar

Mollycoddle
Overprotective parents mollycoddle their children

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Abandonar, renunciar

Forsake
She won't forsake me

72

Desarrollar lazos, pegarse, amarrar

Bond
Children can bond with their grandparents

73

Fallecer, dejar este mundo

Pass away
My cat passed away two years ago

74

Apuntar a

Train on
The guns were all trained on the enemy soldiers
The cameras trained on him

75

Dejar atrás

Leave behind
Usain Bolt left them all behind

76

Ser aclamado por

Be cheered by
Authors are cheered by the fans

77

Caer, deslizarse, desprenderse

Fall off
Demand has fallen off in the winter months
A button fell off my coat

78

Acercarse todos

Gather round
The teacher asked the children to gather round her

79

Reunir, recolectar, abrazar, deducir

Gather
Gather the people together, gather a few strawberries, gather your children close, I gather that you are not interested in going out tonight

80

Cumplir con, acatar

Comply with
You have to comply with the dress regulations

81

Construir, crear

Put together
He put together a nonsense poem to the rhythm, of the ship's engine

82

Considerar, contemplar

Look upon
Many critics look upon it as Wagner's best work

83

Consagrar, dedicar

Devote
He devoted his talents to making documentary filmsDevote one's life

84

Formar, armar, preparar

Make up
Professor Antle is studying the cells that make up the circadian clock

85

Estar en el buen camino, estar sobre la pista de algo

Be on to ST
The detective was on to something when he realized that the killer had left his finger prints

86

Informar, reportar, ampliar la información, denunciar

Report
The journalist reports, report back to SO, report on this in more detail, report a crime to the police

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Ir a la deriva, distanciarse, alejarse

Drift away
He fell asleep on the lillo and slowly drifted away from the beach

88

Extenderse, propagarse

Spread out
Look down at the mountains spreading out below

89

Agotar, fatigar

Wear out
My job sometimes wears me out

90

Poner de tu parte

Put in
I have to put in long hours so that everything can go smoothly

91

Palpar algo

Feel in ST
She felt in her bag hoping her wallet was there

92

Notificar algo a alguien

Notify SO of ST
Ensure that you notify us of any change

93

Atender a

Attend to
The staff will attend to you or to problems you may have

94

Presentarse algo a alguien

Be presented with
When they are presented with a situation, the feel they can handle it

95

Resbalar, deslizar, mencionar, escaparse hablando

Slip
They almost slipped on the newly polished floor, slip ST into the pocket, slip ST into a speech, slip by telling ST

96

Disuadir a alguien de hacer algo

Talk SO out of doing ST
Put SO off doing ST
Discourage SO from doing ST

97

Levantar, criar, recaudar

Raise
Raise your hands, raise the children, raise money for the charity

98

Subir, crecer, ponerse de pie

Rise
Heat rises, the stock market will rise, rise for the next prayer

99

Ocurrise algo, pasar por la cabeza

Hit SO, occur to SO, dawn on SO
It suddenly hit him that...
Then he hit on the idea of using the railways
It never occured to us that he might be planning to resign from his job
Later it began to dawn on Alan just how lucky he was

100

Hacer autostop

Hitchhike, thumb a lift

101

Abotonar, abrochar, correr la cremallera

Do up
Undo up
Tis bag does up with...
Let grandma do up your coat

102

Distinguirse, presentarse

Feature
His pictures of a runner feature in every history of photography

103

Reivindicar, pretender, asegurar, reclamar, cobrarse vidas

Claim
Claim a right, claim to be admitted without a ticket, claim that you have seen aliens, claim your expenses, claim the lives

104

Obtener, ganar, aumentar, alcanzar, adelantarse, llegar, convencer

Gain
Gain access, gain weight, gain a right, gain new customers, gain on an opponent, a watch gains, gain in popularity, gain SO over by talking, gain in popularity

105

Gustar a, llamar a, resultar atractivo a

Appeal to
Diving appeals to a wide range of people
The idea of a dull job doesn't appeal to me

106

Aventurarse, atreverse, arriesgarse

Venture
I ventured inside the wreck

107

Extinguirse, desaparecer

Die out
Become extinct
Most of the polar bears will die out by 2050 as a result of global warming

108

Deducir, recoger, cosechar, averiguar

Glean
That includes information gleaned from fossil bones

109

Cancelar, suspender

Call off
Much to our disappointment the match was called off

110

Superar el pasado, resarcirse, superar la vergüenza

Live ST down
He was never able to live down the time when his trousers ripped open

111

Robar en coloquial

Pilfer

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Esperarle algo a alguien

To be in for ST
He's in for a surprise
We're in for a hard timeTrouble, rain

113

Remontarse a, datar de

To date back to
This law dates back to 1606

114

Sobrellevar, superar, hacer frente

Cope (intrans)
Renoir coped with arthritis, the death was devastating but they learned to cope, you are in a diffcult moment but you'll cope

115

Abatir, hacer caer, derribar

Bring down
Bring down power lines, bring down a government, bring down the prices

116

Ser arrastrado a la orilla por la marea

Be washed up
The driftwood was washed up on the beach

117

Separarse de, desprenderse de

Part with
I couldn't part with my childhood teddy bear