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1

Ponerse a la altura de, alcanzar, ponerse al corriente

Catch up with SO/ST
Some debts finally caught up with me

2

Levantar el ánimo, animar

Cheer SO up
I was in Milan trying to cheer myself up

3

Localizar, investigar hasta dar con

Track SO down
It's a miracle my brother ever tracked me down

4

Pagar completamente, sobornar, valer la pena, compensar

Pay off
I've nearly paid off my mortgage, the policeman was paid off, take care of your gums and teeth and it can pay off

5

Investir, conferir

Vest ST in SO
Vest SO with ST
The government vested powers in the legislative

6

Correr como la pólvora, extenderse

Get around
News of someone's pregnancy soon get around

7

Vaciar a cucharadas, sacar

Scoop out
We watched the lady as she scooped out the ice cream from the container

8

Trotar

Trot (off)
The children trotted off to the park

9

Engullir, comer con apetito

Tuck in
There's nothing I like more than getting home and tucking in to a nice big meal

10

Remontarse, evocar, recordar

Hark back to
This harks back to prohibition practices

11

Poner en contra, enfrentar

Play off
She always played the two managers off against each other

12

Concluir, dar por terminado

Wind up
A decision was made to wind up the business as it was very close to being bankrupt

13

Sobresalir, proyectarse

Jut out
The building consists of balconies jutting out from flat walls

14

Encasquetar, endilgar

Saddle
Get saddledI got saddled with a load of extra work today

15

Repartir, esparcir

Dish out
He is always dishing out advice when it's not wanted

16

Vivir más que, sobrevivir a

Outlive
A woman is expected to outlive her husband by five years

17

Quitarse de encima

Get ST over (with)
I will be glad to get these exams over with

18

Gastar, pagar, malgastar

Fork out
Squander
Shell out
How much did you fork out for your new shoes?

19

Empollar, repasar

Swot up (on)
I must swot up on phrasal verbs

20

Rumiar, meditar melancólicamente durante un tiempo

Brood on
I wouldn't brood on it, just get on with your life

21

Descongelarse, calentarse

Thaw out
I sat in front of the fire to thaw out

22

Cantar las alabanzas, elogiar

Rave about
She had been raving about her boyfriend

23

Tintinear, campanillear

Tinkle
They tinkled like bells when they moved

24

Acuclillarse

Squat (down)
She was squatted down on the floor next to me

25

Bajar las revoluciones, calmarse

Simmer down
It took him a while to simmer down after their argument

26

Vaciar completamente, eliminar

Strip out
We stripped out the entire ground floor to make redecorating easier
If you strip out all the excess wording, you'll have a better report in the end

27

Vestir ropa informal, pegar una bronca

Dress down
You can dress down because the wedding is going to be informal
My boss dressed me down for being rude to the client

28

Traspasar, entregar

Hand over
Hong Kong was officially handed over the Republic of China

29

Mirar con deseo

Eye SO up
That guy has been eyeing you up all night

30

Empuñar, ejercer, hacer uso

Wield
It was Ivo who wielded the real power

31

Provocar, empujar, dar lugar, dar pie

Prompt SO to do ST
I don't know what prompted Fred to make so extraordinary decision

32

Inspirarse en

Model yourself on
As a young musician he modelled himself on one of his heroes

33

Salvaguardar, proteger

Safeguard (against)
Protective measures will help to safeguard against the export of the virus

34

Jugar con, tomarse a risa, coquetear con

Trifle with
He's a very influential man who sould not be trifled withI wouldn't trifle with her if I were you

35

Diferenciar

Differentiate (between)
It was almost impossible to differentiate the two twins apart

36

Responder a las características o nombre

Answer to
The suspect answered to the description
His name is Timothy but he answers to Timmy

37

Bloquear la memoria de algo

Blot out
She tried to blot out the memory of his murder

38

Hacer pinitos, hacer una incursión

Dabble in
He dabbled in poetry, but his reputation is based entirely on her novels

39

Hacer un gesto de dolor

Wince
She winced as the boiling fluid fell on to her hand

40

Bloquear, parar, desviar

Deflect
He covered it to deflect the curious

41

Aferrarse, agarrarse

Cling to
With their children clinging to them

42

Abogar por, proponer

Advocate doing ST
Advocate that ...
I advocate that we return to the old business model

43

Pifiarla, hacer un trabajo mal

Botch up ST
The builders really botched up the job they were doing for us

44

Rumorear, extender un rumor

Put ST about
It was put about that she was of loose moral character
Someone has been putting it about that I'm unhappy in my job

45

Completar con más detalles, dar cuerpo, engordar

Flesh out
I've got a draft version of my dissertation and I'll flesh it out when I have done further research

46

Absorber, chupar como una esponja

Soak up
Absorb
Children soak up every experience

47

Vivir sin comodidades

Rough it
The campers roughed it in the remote cabin for a week

48

Emplear, contratar, alistarse

Enlist
The study enlisted the help of experts

49

Sondear a alguien sobre algo

Sound SO out
You could sound her out before the meeting to see which way she's going to vote

50

Ser especialmente amable con alguien para conseguir algo

Butter SO up
You'll have to butter them up a bit before they'll agree

51

Tener muchas ganas de tener algo, especialmente si no puedes

Hanker after/for ST
What did you hanker after most when you where in prison?

52

Confinar, restringir, enclaustrar

Confine
We need not be confined by rigid constraints

53

Escuchar a escondidas, escuchar detrás de la puerta

Eavesdrop (on)
He was eavesdropping on our conversation

54

Engordar, cebar

Feed up
They would feed up their cattle before sending them for slaughter

55

Comer sonoramente

Munch (on)
He was munching on an apple

56

Saborear

Savour
Savour a meal, savour success, savour freedom, savour memories, savour the past, savour every word

57

Devorar

Devour
Devour food, devour books, devour news, the fire/flame devours ST

58

Tragar

Swallow
Swallow a meal, swallow news, swallow a pill, swallow your pride

59

Estar por encima de algo

Rise above
You have to learn to rise above criticism

60

Seguir adelante, progresar con eficacia

Forge ahead
Forge ahead and don't let your depression get the best of you

61

Protagonizar

Star
Julia Roberts stars in a new drama

62

Mirar escaparates o catálogos de compra

Window shop, browse
He loathes the length of time I spend window shopping and browsing

63

Hacer salir, espantar

Flush out
The government troops went into the forest to flush out the rebel soldiers

64

Entrecuzarse

Criss-cross
The roads criss-crossed each other in several places

65

Jugarse a cara o cruz, jugársela

Toss up
Toss a coin, tossing up the victories

66

Contradecir u ocultar

Belie
The continued daily violence in Iraq belies Tony Blair's claim that everything is under control

67

Bajar el tono, moderar, rebajar

Water down
The management team have watered down their original proposals to avoid an industrial dispute

68

Morirse ganas por algo

Yearn for
I yearn for a home-cooked meal

69

Derrochar, desperdiciar

Squander
Squander money, squander the opportunity, squander resources

70

Estigmatizar

Stigmatise
Stigmatise mistakes, stigmatise AIDS patients, stigmatise Muslims

71

Externalizar, exteriorizar

Externalise
Externalise services, externalise feelings, externalise our memory

72

Meditar, reflexionar, sopesar

Muse (on)
He took weeks to muse on the question before putting pen to paper