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Flashcards in Verbos Frasales Deck (12):
1

 

Inventar una excusa, explicación o historia

 

"Llegué tarde a trabajar por lo que me inventé una excusa"

 

To make sth up

To make up sth

 

"I was late for work so I made up an excuse"

"I was late for work so I made an excuse up"

2

 

Acabar por (el resultado de un proyecto o evento, a veces inesperado)

 

"¿Cómo acabó la fiesta?"

 

To turn out sth

 

"How did the party turn out?"

3

 

Atropellar

 

"Atropellé accidentalmente a un gato la pasada noche"

 

To run sb/sth over

To run over sb/sth

 

"I accidentally ran over a cat last night"

"I accidentally ran a cat over last night"

4

 

Explotar (una bomba)

 

"La bomba explotó exactamente a las 6:37 p.m"

 

To go off

 

"The bomb went off at exactly 6.37 p.m."

5

 

Transmitir, dar un recado a alguien

 

"¿Podría pasarle el mensaje tan pronto como lo vea?"

 

To pass sth on (to sb)

To pass on sth (to sb)

 

"Could you pass the message on to him when you see him?"

"Could you pass on the message to him when you see him?"

6

 

Huir, fugarse, darse a la fuga

 

"El ladrón cogió mi bolso y huyó"

 

To run away

 

"The thief took my bag and ran away"

 

Note: the difference between "run away" and "get away" is that when someone "run away" you don't know if that person will escape or not, but when someone "get away" he manage to escape, he manage not to be arrested

7

 

Revolser, entender o encontrar la respuesta a algo pensando o aplicando la lógica

 

"Me llevó años encontrar la solución a la pregunta"

 

To work sth out

To work out sth

 

"It took me ages to work out the answer to the question"

"It took me ages to work the answer out to the question"

8

 

Despegar, alzar el vuelo

 

"El avión salió más de una hora tarde"

 

To take off

 

"The plane took off over an hour late"

9

 

Dejar KO a alguien, perder el conocimiento por un golpe

 

"El delincuente golpeó al hombre tan fuerte que perdió el conocimiento"

 

To knock sb out /nɒk/

To knock out sb

 

"The mugger hit the man so hard that he knocked him out"

"The mugger hit the man so hard that he knocked out him"

10

 

Recuperar el conocimiento después de haber sido dejado K.O.

 

"Cuando volvió en sí, no podía recordar nada"

 

To come round

 

"When he came round, he couldn't remember anything"

11

 

Quedarse sin algo, normalmente sin dinero, gasolina, petróleo, energía, tiempo, comida, bebida, ...

 

"Nos hemos quedado sin leche"

 

To run out of sth

 

"We have run out of milk"

12

 

Entender, descifrar

 

"Era imposible descifrar lo que decía el mensaje"

 

To make sth out

To make out sth

 

"It was impossible to make out what the message said"

"It was impossible to make what the message said out"