Flashcards in Phrasal Verbs 1 Deck (51):
ask someone out
invitar a salir
Brian Asked Judy out to dinner and a movie.
preguntar por ahí
I asked around but nobody has seen my wallet.
add up to something
sumar, cifrar, ascender, comprender un total de
Your purchases add up to $205,32.
back something up
hacer una copia, confirmar, dar marcha atrás, retroceder
You'll have to back up your car so that I can get out.
back someone up
My wife backed me up over my decision to quit my job.
The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence.
blow something up
We have to blew 50 balloons up for the party.
The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died.
Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm
break something down
Our teacher broke the final project down into three separate parts.
robar en una casa
Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo.
break into something
entrar por la fuerza, asaltar
The firemen had to break into the room to rescue the children.
break something in
rodaje, domar, amansar
I need to break these shoes in before we run next week.
The TV station broke in to report the news of the president's death.
romper una relación
My boyfriend and I broke up before I moved to America.
estallar en risas
The kids just broke up as soon as the clown started talking.
The prisoners broke out of jail when the guards weren't looking.
break out in something
sarpullido, urticaria, aparecer
I broke out in a rash after our camping trip.
Bring someone down
This sad music is bringing me down.
bring someone up
My grandparents brought me up after my parents died.
bring something up
sacar un tema
My mother walks out of the room when my father brings up sports.
bring something up
He drank so much that he brought his dinner up in the toilet.
telefonear a diferentes sitios/personas
We called around bur we weren't able to find the car part we needed.
call someone back
devolver una llamada
I called the company back but the offices were closed for the weekend.
call something off
Jason called the wedding off because he wasn't in love with his fiancé.
call on someone
preguntar por una respuesta o una opinión
The professor called on me for question 1.
call on someone
visitar a alguien, pasar a saludar
We called on you last night bur you weren't home.
call someone up
Give me your phone number and I will call you up when we are in town.
calmarse, recuperar el control
You are still mad. You need to calm down before you drive the car.
not CARE FOR someone/something
I don't care for his behaviour.
You'll have to run faster than that if you want to catch up with Marty.
facturar o registrarse
dejar el hotel...
check someone/something out
Mirar cuidadosamente, investigar
The company checks out all new employees.
check out someone/something
Check out the crazy hair in that guy!
She cheered up when she heard the good news.
cheer someone up
hacer feliz a alguien
I brought you some flowers to cheer you up.
ayudar, poner un fondo, a escote
If everyone chips in we can get the kitchen painted by noon. (mediodía)
clean something up
Please clean up your bedroom before you go outside.
come across something
encontrarse con, toparse con
I came across these old photos when I was tidying the closet (armario).
desmoronarse, caerse a pedazos, descoserse
come down with something
caer enfermo, caer en cama
My nephew came down with chicken pox this weekend. (chickenpox: varicela)
presentarse ante la policia, ofrecerse
The woman came forward with her husband's finger prints.
come from somewhere
The art of origami comes from Asia.
count on someone/something
contar con (rely on)
I am counting on you to make dinner while I am out.
cross something out
Please cross out your old address and write your new one.
cut back on something
recortar en, reducir en, recortar gastos
My doctor wants me to cut back on sweets and fatty foods.
cut something down
talar, bajar, derribar, recortar
We had to cut the old tree in our yard down after the storm.
Your father cut in while I was dancing with your uncle.
adelantarse, colarse, interponerse, parar muy cerca delante de otro vehículo.
The bus driver got angry when that car cut in.