66 Essential Phrasal Verbs for Spanish Students

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AGREE WITH - estar de acuerdo - "All women are bad drivers." "I don't agree with you." BE ABOUT TO - estar a punto de -I was about to leave the house when my friends arrived. BE BACK - regresar -I'm working late at the office tonight so I won't be back until 10. BE OUT OF - quedarse sin - We're out of eggs so we can't make a tortilla. BE OVER - terminarse - When the football match was over, we went to the pub. BE UP - estar levantado - "Phil isn't up yet: he's still in bed. Phone again in ten minutes." BLOW UP - estallar (una bomba) - The bomb blew up killing six people. BLOW UP - inflar - We blew up at least a hundred balloons for the Christmas party. BREAK DOWN - averiarse - My car broke down on the way to Motril. CALL BACK - volver a llamar - "I'm afraid the manager isn't here at the moment. Could you call back later?" CARRY ON - seguir. continuar - I'm sorry if I interrupted you. Please carry on. CARRY OUT - cumplir (una promesa) - The President carried out his promise to reduce taxation. CARRY OUT - llevar a cabo - The execution was carried out at seven o'clock in the morning. CLEAR UP - poner en orden - It took four hours to clear up after the party. COME ACROSS - encontrar, dar con - I came across an old friend on the metro in Madrid. COME BACK - regresar - I'm going to England for two weeks. I'm coming back on the fifth. COME IN - entrar - "Good morning. Come in and sit down."

COME ON - ¡Vamos!, ¡Date prisa! - Come on. We're going to be late. CUT DOWN ON - consumir menos - You must cut down on cholesterol or you'll have a heart attack. CUT OFF - cortar, desconnectar - When we didn't pay the bill, the electricity was cut off. CUT UP - cortar en pedazos - We cut up the birthday cake and gave everyone a slice. DO UP - abrochar, atar - I was five before I knew how to do up my shoelaces. DO WITH - tener algo que ver con, tener relación con - "What's MS DOS?" "It's got something to do with computers." DO WITHOUT -...
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