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Separarse (de)

Break away (from)
They were impatient to break away from communism

2

Ir tirando

Bump along
You can bump along with this old model

3

Irrumpir en

Burst into
The angry man burst into the room

4

Colgar el teléfono, cortar

Hang up
It's rude to hang up in the middle of a telephone conversation

5

Temblar, estremecerse

Tremble
She began to tremble all over

6

Silbar

Whistle
He was whistling a tune to himself

7

Pinchar un teléfono

Wiretap
You can wiretap a telephone ilegally

8

Ir a buscar, traer

Fetch
She's gone to fetch her mother

9

Refunfuñar, gruñir

Growl
The dog growls at strangers

10

Tiritar, temblar

Shiver
The snow makes us shiver

11

Domesticar, amansar

Tame
The challenge is to tame the predators

12

Desentrañar, limpiar pescado, vaciar una casa

Gut
The hotel was gutted by fire

13

Inclinarse

Lean
The tower of Pisa leans away from the sea

14

Asentir con la cabeza, cabecear

Nod
He nodded when I asked him about it

15

Limpiar, pasar un trapo

Wipe
Let me wipe away your tears

16

Pasar hambre, privar

Starve
To starve SO of ST
To starve to death

17

Caerse, desplomarse

Slump
We slump in front of the television

18

Brotar, pegar el estirón

Spring up
Seedings spring up at the beginning of the growing season

19

Madurar

Ripen
These strawberries will ripen in a day

20

Ser propenso a algo

Be prone to ST/doing ST
My mother is prone to colds
This plant is prone to being attacked by insects

21

Transmitir, conducir

Convey
These pipes convey water to the boiler, convey the idea

22

Desterrar, apartar, proscribir, deportar

Banish
I was banished to low works again

23

Sondear, investigar

Probe
Geologists can hardly wait to probe the cave

24

Empantanarse, atascarse en el barro

Bog down
It's pointless getting bogged down in stupid debates

25

Dejarse ir llevando, sumergirse lentamente

Drift into
I was drifting into an exhausted sleep

26

Ahogar(se), sumergir

Drown
To drown your sorrows

27

Retener a alguien

Hold SO down
She held her arms down

28

Frotar, restregar

Rub
Rub the chicken with the juice

29

Regañar

Scold
She is a wicked girl, I scold her every day

30

Tomar por la fuerza, agarrar, apoderarse

Seize
They were plotting to seize power

31

Podar, recortar

Prune
Prune the tree with the pruning shears

32

Despertar, excitar, provocar

Arouse
Arouse suspicion, arouse curiosity, arouse the crowd

33

Transmitir, pasar

Relay
Satellites relay endless weather information to us

34

Desmontar, desarmar

Take apart
He took the engine apart

35

Usar incorrectamente, abusar

Misuse
The modern world casually misuses air-conditioning

36

Agregar, añadir (COL)

Tag on
Just tag a few lines on at the end for me

37

Planear, organizar, preparar (COL)

Tee up
They are teeing up for the conference tomorrow

38

Adherirse

Adhere (to)
When you are wet, sand adheres to you

39

Mover, quitar, desplazar, cambiar

Shift
Sand adheres to you and cannot be shifted, shift the table one meter to the left, shift gears

40

Acicalar, cepillar

Groom
She is always beautifully groomed

41

Dejar pasar, desperdiciar, pasar las horas muertas

Idle away
He idles away his days in the garden

42

Arrastrar algo pesado

Lug
I had to lug my bags all the way
Haul
I hauled myself out

43

Atraer, tentar, lanzar el anzuelo

Lure
I had lured my friend into joining me with a promise

44

Disiparse, desvanecerse, atenuarse

Fade
Fade from memory, fade away, fade in, fade out

45

Poblar, ingresar datos

Populate
Computer modelling allows us to create landscapes and populate them

46

Repartir(se) el trabajo

Muck in
In this community everyone mucks in

47

No querer pasar

Hang back
If you hang back for too long you'll lose your chance

48

Impulsar, promover, hacer ir más allá

Further
She showed no desire to further our acquaintance

49

Parecerle algo a alguien

Strike (as)
His attitude really strikes me as strange

50

Señalar, seleccionar

Single out
The inspectors singled out the school library for criticism because of its poor lightning

51

Demandar, poner un pleito

Sue (SO for ST)
Survivors of a plane crash often sue for damages

52

Conformarse con

Resign oneself to ST/ING
If I can't have two cats I'll have to resign myself to having just one
Be content with

53

Derrocar, derribar

Overthrow
Einstein overthrew this notion, saying that time and space were relative

54

Llevar, acompañar, guiar, escoltar

Usher
To usher SO in/out

55

Acatar, hacer caso a

Abide by
They abide by the rules of society

56

Contravenir, desobedecer

Contravene
Such practices contravene international and humanitarian law

57

Desobedecer, saltarse una regla

Flout
They continue to flout rules and regulations

58

Fomentar, promover, acoger, albergar

Foster
Foster better relations, foster the two orphans, foster hopes of

59

Pavimentar, allanar el camino

Pave
Pave the way for a cancer vaccine

60

Escurrirse por el suelo, culebrear

Slither
I slid and slithered on the slippery ice

61

Determinar, establecer, verificar, confirmar

Ascertain
He tried to ascertain what the real attributes of life were

62

Caer bien, ser bien recibido

Go down well
His comments on the new film didn't go down well

63

Extender, prolongar

Extend (to, towards, into, by)
I will extend my stay by two weeks

64

Ser cómplice en la comisión de in delito, ayudar o alentar

Aid and abet
It is an offence to aid and abet a criminal

65

Echar balones fuera, no decidirse con algo

Hem and haw
They just hem and haw. Why can't they just decide?

66

Agregar, añadir, incluir

Throw in
You get an extra thrown in with the room

67

Dar la lata con algo

Bang on about ST
My boss is always banging on about how much money we waste

68

Repartir, asignar, distribuir

Mete out
Judges have been accused of meting out sentences that are too harsh

69

Reunir a duras penas, juntar

Scrape together
If we had only scraped together a little more money, ...

70

Engañar con excusas

Fob SO off
He tried to fob me off with a ridiculous story

71

Encubrir, tapar un escándalo

Hush up
The Government are trying to hush up any reports that the minister is involved

72

Sudar tinta, trabajar muy duro

Slog away
He's been slogging away at the decorating

73

Pretender, dar a entender, aparentar

Purport
Dave is purported to be an expert in education

74

Expandirse, diversificarse

Branch out
The company have considered branching out into new markets

75

Convencer, persuadir

Coax SO into doing ST

76

Subastar

Auction off
They are going to auction off all their belongings

77

Dispararse, subir como la espuma

Soar
Our hopes soared

78

Irse a pique, perder gas, cortarse el chorro

Fizzle out
The strike at the factory fizzled out after only two days

79

Darle sentido a algo, montar algo, descifrar

Piece together
The police are still trying to piece together the sequence of events

80

Desbordarse

Brim over
My parents were brimming over with pride

81

Comerse

Eat into
The expenses of employees are eating into company benefits

82

Quitarlo de las manos, agotarse muy pronto

Get snapped up
The tickets got snapped up the morning they were put on sale

83

Oir decir

Hear tell
I have heard tell of an in-house writing opportunity

84

Mortificarse por

Dwell on
He couldn't help but dwell on the death of his mother

85

Formar una relación de negocios o comprar algo a medias

Go in with SO
The company has to decide wether to go in with the American or to stand alone

86

Correr un tupido velo sobre algo

Paste over ST
The Government tried to paste over the fact that there was a lot of disunity in the Party

87

Examinar algo muy cuidadosamente, normalmente para organizarlo o encontrar algo, filtrar

Sift through
The new computer has the capability to sift through a huge number of files in seconds

88

Relajarse después de una actividad estresante

Wind down
Unwind
Kick back
After the exams the whole class went bowling in order to wind downI like to have time to kick back

89

Bautizar

Baptise

90

Arrodillarse

Kneel
Kneel before SO

91

Compadecer a alguien, tener lástima de alguien

Pity SO
I pity those who are young and thier parents die

92

Correr, apresurarse, cargar contra

Rush
He rushed to the airport to catch the plane

93

Liar a alguien para que haga algo

Fool SO into doing ST

94

Aprobar por los pelos

Scrape through
He was lucky to scrape through the Proficiency exam

95

Atar, maniatar, restringir la libertad

Tie down
She's never going to have children because she doesn't want them to tie her down

96

Hacer preparativos para algo, mantener algo

Provide for ST
He had a family to provide for

97

Filtrar una información

Leak ST out
If his real identity ever leaks out, ...

98

Acicalarse, engalanarse

Spruce yourself up
I'm going to spruce myself up for the club tonight

99

Superar con facilidad, sin despeinarse

Romp through
Sail through
You should be able to romp through your exam as it's so easy
She sailed through her exams without the slightest problem

100

Llamar a filas, convocar

Call upon
To be called upon to play for your country is a great honour

101

Esperar nerviosamente

Sweat ST out
If we can sweat it out over the next few weeks it should then get easier

102

Abstenerse, privarse, renunciar

Forgo
The workers would be willing to forgo a pay rise in favour of more motivation

103

Mirar de manera amenazadora

Square up
The two boxers squared up to each other at the start of the fight

104

Obstaculizar, dificultar

Hamper
Too much light humpers night-time observation

105

Pasar por, hacer pasar por

Pass for
The insolence of shop assistants passes for egalitarianism
Pass off
He tried to pass off the painting as a work of art

106

Poner la mano en el fuego por

Vouch for
Our chief executive vouched for your personally

107

Dimitir, renunciar

Stand down
The President is going to stand down

108

Quedarse en la cama hasta muy tarde

Lie in
It's late, I think I'll lie in tomorrow

109

Amasar, juntar a paladas

Rake in
He is raking in loads of money since he set up his own business

110

Escaquearse, zafarse

Duck out of
He often tries to duck out of his boss's motivational meetings

111

Robar, eliminar a alguien

Make away with
The bank robbers made away with more than 5 million dollars

112

Tachar de una lista, eliminar, borrar, excluir

Strike off
We struck you off the list

113

Echar una mano, colaborar

Pitch in
If we all pitch in we can get this job done in no time at all

114

Manipular indebidamente, alterar

Tamper with
They refused to refund money for the computer as the customer had been tampering with it

115

Atestar, llenar de porquería

Clutter up
Please, don't clutter up my car

116

Congraciarse con, caer en gracia a

Ingratiate yourself with SO

117

Descartar, hacer que algo sea imposible

Rule out
They ruled out the obvious suspect
The strike ruled out any possibility of us going shopping

118

Producir en masa

Churn out
The author churned out trashy romantic novels for his entire career

119

Volver a revisar

Double-check

120

Suspender, interrumpir, descontinuar

Discontinue
The product has been discontinued

121

Grabarse (en la memoria)

Etch
Some experiences etch themselves so sharply on our memory that ...

122

Mezclar, involucrar

Draw into
I found myself drawn into an unexpected aesthetic environment

123

Balancearse, mecerse en el agua

Bob about
The bottle is bobbing about on the surface of the sea

124

Consentir, tener predilección por

Dote on
He dotes on his daughter, and spoils her rotten

125

Disparar (preguntar)

Fire away
If anyone has any question to ask please fire away

126

Fomentar, tratar de obtener, suscitar

Drum up
TV commercials drum up interest in their product

127

Volver atrás a

Go back over
The speaker went back over the points he had talked about

128

Integrarse con, mimetizarse con

Blend in with
This animal can blend in with its surroundings

129

Formar una piña, aliarse

Band together
If they band together the will be more likely to survive

130

Declarar siniestro total

Write off
Danny has written off his car in an accident

131

Tratar por encima, pasar de puntillas, disimular

Gloss over
The spokesman tried to gloss over the poor opinion poll figures

132

Animar, acicatear

Spur on
It was my teacher's talent for art that spurred me on to take up a similar career

133

Subrayar, enfatizar

Underline
The school reports started to underline just how poorly he was faring

134

Ahorrar o guardar cosas valiosas

Stash away
He has a lot of money stashed away in the bank

135

Sacar de un apuro, ofrecer algo de dinero en momentos de dificultades

Tide over
My parents gave me some money to tide me over until my grant for university arrived

136

Agarrar el micrófono, hablar mucho rato con un tono aburrido

Drone on
The Manager is boring, he must have droned on for an hour at least

137

Acumularse

Build up
When rubbish is allowed to build up we can feel stuck

138

Generar, desarrollar

Work up
We have worked up an appetite

139

Depender de, descansar en la responsabilidad de

Rest on
The whole deal rests on our ability to keep our promises

140

Desviar fondos

Siphon off
He started to siphon off his money to multiple accounts

141

Retroceder desvaneciéndose

Recede
I saw Manhattan receding into the distance