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Desatascar

Unclog
I must unclog the garbage disposal

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Respaldar

Back, support
You should back your arguments with facts

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Decaer, bajar, menguar

Ebb
Go out
Ebb and flow, ebb tide
Put another log on the fire before it goes out

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Pasar sin, prescindir, vivir sin

Go without
A camel can go without water for a week

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Eliminar, erradicar, barrer

Wipe out ST
With this new weapon, we can wipe out the competition

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Fisgar, husmear

Snoop
Snoop around

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Chirriar, crujir madera

Creak
The stairs creaked as he tiptoed up to his room

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Tintinear (campanilla, vidrio roto)

Tinkle
The glass tinkled as it broke on the floor

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Chapotear (barro)

Squelch
The farmer's shoe squelched as he pulled it out of the mud

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Chirriar (pájaro, frenos)

Screech
The car screeched to a halt

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Gotear

Drip
I was kept awake last night by the tap dripping

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Calar a alguien, darse cuenta

Suss (out)
He never sussed out that they had tricken him
I'll try and suss him out

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Prevenir, poner sobre aviso

To tip SO off
The police were tipped off about the bank robbery

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Fantasear con, juguetear con, acariciar la idea de

Toy with
Toy with the idea of, toy with SO's feelings

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Centrarse en, ir dirigido a

Home in (on ST)
Police are homing in on drug dealers
The missile homed in on the target

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Juntar, evocar, reunir

Summon up
Summon up courage, summon up a memory

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Evitar, asustarse

Shy away fom
The government seem to be shying away from taking any decisions that will make them unpopular

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Hacer algo diferente de algo

Set ST apart from ST
What sets the company apart from its competitors is the diversity of projects

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Hacer el tonto, divertirse haciendo el mono

Lark about
The children were larking about in the garden

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Discutir largo y tendido (INF)

Thrash out
Bob and Jane were determined to thrash out their marital problems

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Anotarse, apuntarse (una victoria)

Chalk up
Our team chalked up another victory today

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Recobrar, recuperar

Claw back
You'll spend a lot in the property but you'll claw back most of that later

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Temer

Dread
She learned to dread her father's anger

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Repartir, distribuir

Dole out
The pittance that they dole out wouldn't keep a dog alive

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Ligar, atar

Bind
What you do for the young binds them to you

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Enviar, canalizar (paranormal)

Channel
It was channeled towards me
I feel like I am channeling my grandmother when I cook

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Esposar

Handcuff
He arrived in court handcuffed to two police officers
They do not handcuff children

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Socavar, minar, debilitar

Undermine
Such a situation would undermine the system stability
Seriously undermined by

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Embellecer, adornar

Embellish
Embellish with images

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Empapar, saturar, impregnar

Drench
Drenched in sweat
A sudden thunderstorm had drenched us to the skin

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Comparar, asemejar, equiparar

Liken to
Liken ST/SB to ST/SB
Jesus likened the kingdom of heaven to a pearl of great price

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Aliviar

Alleviate
Alleviate boredom, alleviate pain, alleviate suffering

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Alienar

Alienate
All these changes to the newspapers have alienated its traditional readers
It alienates certain social and cultural groups

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Optar por

Opt for
Since it was cold, I opted for long pants instead of shorts

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Hacerse entender

Come over
The basic message of the TV programme came over quite well

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Convencerse

Come round
He'll come round to our way of thinking, I'm sure of it

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Interponerse

Come between
Nobody is going to come between me and my best friend

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Resultar fácil

Come easily
Languages seem to come easily to Petra - she speaks at least five

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Estar mejorando o avanzando

To be coming along
My essay is coming along quite nicely, now I've found out which resources to use

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Poder hacer o cumplir con algo

Be up to doing ST
I don't feel well enough to be up to going to work today

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Inculcar

Instil
Instil strong social and ethical values in them
It is part of a teacher's job to instil confidence in/into his or her students

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Preocuparse por

Care about
We all should care about ...

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Moldear (abstracto)

Mould
Every life event has done its bit to mould my personality

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No decir ni pío, cerrar el pico (normalmente por vergüenza)

Clam up
He was afraid he would clam up in front of the television camera

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Perjudicar, afectar

Impair
A recurring knee injury may have impaired his chances of winning the tournament

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Juntar, reunir

Bring together
Many groups are brought together by marketing men

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Toparse con, trabarse con

Stumble on
The other night I happened to stumble on an old photo album
I always stumble on the words to the national anthem when I try to sing it

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Destapar, descubrir, desenterrar

Uncover
Unearth
The investigation uncovered evidence of a large-scale illegal trade in wild birds
The biography is an attempt to uncover the inner man

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Desafiar, resistir

Defy
Defying time and order

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Preferir algo a algo

Prefer ST to ST
He prefers driving to being driven

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Arengar, sermonear

Harangue SO
She harangued me for over an hour about the need to keep fit

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Sablear, gorronear

Scrounge ST from SO
Can I scrounge $5 from you, do you think?

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Tener antojo, tener ansias de

Crave ST
My sister really craved coal when she was pregnant
The craving for popularity

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Estar muy furioso, echar humo

Seethe (with)
Jo was seething (with anger) when his mobile was stolen

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Tirar fuertemente, pegar un estirón

Yank
Don't yank the door open like that - you'll only break it

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Disfrutar de la vida

Live it up
He's alive and well and living it up in the Bahamas

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Hiperventilar

Hyperventilate
It was enough to make me hyperventilate

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Dar lugar a, abrir paso a

Usher in
The fall of the Berlin wall ushered in a new period in Germany's history

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Chorrear, filtrarse, gotear

Trickle
She could feel the sweat trickling down her back
Trickle irrigation
Drops trickling down the sides of the crystal glass

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Marchitar

Whither, fade, dry
Direct sunlight was withering the flowers

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Peatonalizar

Pedestrianise
They are pedestrianising the town square

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Vagar, deambular

Roam
She roamed around America for a year
After the pubs close, gangs of youths roam the city streets

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Hacer eco, resonar

Echo
The sound of your steps echoing

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Entrar a hurtadillas, escurrirse

Sneak (into, in, off)
My brothers sneaked into my room
Sneak attack, sneak preview

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Evitar, apartar

Avert
How can we avert delays in the production process?
I averted my eyes when I saw she was naked

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Abordar, afrontar

Tackle
Tackle a problem, tackle the factors, tackle the threat

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Cumplir con, alcanzar

Accomplish
Accomplish standards, accomplish requirements, accomplish goals, accomplish a mission

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Superar, vencer, remontar

Surmount
Surmount obstacles, surmount barriers, surmount problems, surmount fatigue, surmount temptation

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Poner en orden, limar diferencias

Iron out
Let's sit down and iron out the problems with this report

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Cautivar, fascinar

Enthrall
The baseball game completely enthralled the crowd

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Dormir la mona

Sleep it off
John drank too much and went home to sleep it off

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Posponer, dejar para después

Procrastinate
If we continue to procrastinate on climate change, the price tag will grow

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Arrancar, arrebatar, agarrar

Snatch
I snatched up so many teeshirts because they cost a mere dollar
Polar bears were snatched on camera by a photographer

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Estar orgulloso de uno mismo por

Pride yourself on ST/doing ST
Anna prides herself on being able to speak five languages

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Comprometerte a algo

Commit yourself to ST/doing ST