AGREE WITH - estar de acuerdo."All women are bad drivers." "I don't agree with
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
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
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
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
COME ON - ¡Vamos!, ¡Date prisa!. Come on. We're going to be
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.