Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs


To apply for = to ask for


To be about to = just going to, to be going to (now)

To be brought up = to spend one's childhood

To bring up = criar

To be keen on =

To back up = to help, to support

To break up = to part, to split up (separarse)

To be used to = estar acostumbrado

To be full = estar lleno, saciado

To be sth. No use = no tener sentido

To bring sb. down =

To be set in your ways = to have a clearly defined way of living

To be bound for = to go towards

To be worth + gerund = merecer la pena

To be worth + infinitive = merecer la pena

To be fed up = estar arto, can´t stand

To be fed up with = to be tired

To be bound = to be inevitable

To be to blame = tener la culpa

To be going on = estar ocurriendo, pasando

To be astonished = estar atónito

To be aware of = to be conscious of

To be tried (in court) = to be judge

To be entitled = to have a legal right

To blow up = volar

To be shipwrecked = naufragar


To come up = to happen unexpectedly

To come across = to find by accident, by chance (encontrar / pasar inesperadamente )

To come across = parecer

To come round = volver en sí

To come round = dejarse convencer

To call on sb. = to visit sb.

To carry on = to continue

To count on = to be sure on

To come into = to inherit (heredar)

To come into = conseguir, obtener

To catch up = to reach the same level as another person

To check in = facturar (airport) / registrarse (hotel)

To come up with = to suggest

To care about =

To carry out = to do, to perform

To come about = to happen, to occur


To drop off = to sleep, to fall asleep

To drive sb. mad = volver loco a alguien


To end up = terminar


To fill up = llenar hasta el máximo

To fall out = to argue

To fall apart =

To face up to = to confront

To face up = enfrentarse

To fall out with sb. = to have an argument with sb.

To find out = to discover, averiguar (data, info)


To go up = to increase, to rise

To give up = to stop, to leave, to surrender (rendirse, abandonar, tirar la toalla)

To get used to = acostumbrarse

To get on with = to have a good relation with

To get on in life = to succeed

To get away with = to go unpunished

To get out of sth. = escaparse de un compromiso

To get nowhere = no ser posible, no ir a ninguna parte

To get hooked on = engancharse

To get down to = to start seriously (work or studies)

To get sb. down = to upset, to depress

To get on well = llevarse bien

To get hold of = to obtain sth. difficult to

To go off = to explode, to sound (loud noise, alarm, etc)

To go off = caducarse

To give sb. a lift = to drop sb. off, acercar a alguien (llevar a alguien)

To get over = to conquer, superar, recuperar

To go on = to continue doing sth.

To go down = to drop, to fall

To give sb. a row = echar la bronca a alguien

To get over (a problem) = to find the solution to sth.

To get over ( an illness ) = to recover from (an illness )

To get hold of sb. = to contact sb.

To get away with sth. = to undiscovered, to go unpunished

To get away with it = huir

To get on with = ocuparse de

To give off = desprender


To hit it off = to get on well immediately, from the beginning

To hear from = to receive news from

To hang up = descolgar

To hand in = to give a / project, exam / to the teacher (entregar)

To hold on = to resist

To hold up = to stop, to delay

To help out = echar una mano

To hit the big time = to get to the top




To keep up to date = estar al día

To keep up with the time = estar a la última

To keep on = to do constantly

To keep in = to agree (estar de acuerdo)

To keep up = to be on the same level


To lay out = to present (a format)

To look over = to check

To look on = to observe

To look into = to investigate

To look up = search for info (in books)

To look for = to seek, search for info (in the net)

To look in = to visit unexpectedly

To lie doggo = to keep still, to hide, not to move

To let sb. down = to disappoint

To load up = to fill

To lie in = to wake up late

To lie down = tumbarse

To look after = cuidar

To let sb. know = to tell

To look as if = parecer como si … (appearance)


To make up = hacer las paces

To make out = to distinguish, to see clearly, to understand

To make up = to invent

To mix up = to get involve





To put on = ponerse una prenda

To put up = to increase, to rise

To put up = to tolerate, to stand

To put up with = to tolerate sth.

To put a strange = to cause difficulties

To put sb. out = to cause bother to sb.

To pull over = to stop to park your car

To play truant = saltarse las clases

To pour out = echar, servir (agua, café)

To pay off = to be compensated



To run out = to get empty, to finish, to be spent

To run into = encontrar dificultades / obstáculos

To rush out = to run out


To split up = to break up, to part

To stand up for yourself = to defend

To set off = to set out = to start a trip

To stand out = to be the most / best (destacar)

To slow sb. down =to make sb. go slower

To set up = to establish, to organize

To stare at = to look intensely

To set sail = to start sailing

To switch on = encender

To switch off = apagar

To show up = to land, aterrizar

To send out = to emit

To sound as if = Parecer como si … (voice)

To set yourself high standards = to aim high


To take off = despegar

To tell somebody off = to reprimand

To turn down = to refuse

To turn out = to finish, to be in the end

To take up = to occupy (espacio, volumen)

To turn into = to covert, to transform

To turn out sth. = to empty

To turn out <that> = to be true, to happen that

To take (any / no) notice = to pay (no) attention

To take on = to assume, to acquire (adquirir forma, color)

To take part = to participate

To take on = to employ, contratar

To take up = to start an activity

To take off = ponerse de moda, to succeed, to become popular




To worth the bother = merecer la perna la molestia

To work (sth.) out = to calculate, to deduce




Enviado por:Manuel Lago
Idioma: inglés
País: España

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