|hand something down
|give something used to someone else
dar algo a alguien, legar
|I handed my old comic books down to my little
|hand something in
|I have to hand in my essay by Friday.
|hand something out
|to distribute to a group of people
entregar a un grupo de gente
|We will hand out the invitations at the door.
|hand something over
|give (usually unwillingly)
entregar (generalmente de forma obligatoria)
|The police asked the man to hand over his wallet and his
|stay positive (N.Amer., informal)
mantener una mentalidad positiva
|Hang in there. I'm sure you'll find a job very soon.
|wait a short time (informal)
esperar unos momentos
|Hang on while I grab my coat and shoes!
|spend time relaxing (informal)
pasar tiempo (de ocio)
|Instead of going to the party we are just going to hang out
at my place.
|end a phone call
colgar teléfono, finalizar una llamada
|He didn't say goodbye before he hung up.
|hold someone/something back
|prevent from doing/going
prevenir/evitar hacer algo
|I had to hold my dog back because there was a cat
in the park.
|hold something back
|hide an emotion
ocultar una emoción
|Jamie held back his tears at his grandfather's funeral.
|wait a short time
esperar un poco
|Please hold on while I transfer you to the Sales
|hold onto someone/something
|hold firmly using your hands or arms
|Hold onto your hat because it's very windy outside.
|A man in a black mask held the bank up this
|keep on doing something
continuar haciendo algo
|Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil.
|keep something from someone
no decir, guardar en secreto
|We kept our relationship from our parents for two
|keep someone/something out
|stop from entering
evitar que alguien/algo entre
|Try to keep the wet dog out of the living room.
|keep something up
|continue at the same rate
mantener el mismo ritmo/nivel
|If you keep those results up you will get into a
|let someone down
|fail to support or help, disappoint
|I need you to be on time. Don't let me down this
|let someone in
|allow to enter
|Can you let the cat in before you go to school?
|look after someone/something
|take care of
|I have to look after my sick grandmother.
|look down on someone
|think less of, consider inferior
|Ever since we stole that chocolate bar your dad has looked
down on me.
|look for someone/something
|try to find
buscar, intentar encontrar
|I'm looking for a red dress for the wedding.
|look forward to something
|be excited about the future
|I'm looking forward to the Christmas break.
|look into something
|We are going to look into the price of snowboards today.
|be careful, vigilant, and take notice
tener cuidado, ir con cuidado
|Look out! That car's going to hit you!
|look out for someone/something
|be especially vigilant for
tener cuidado, ir con cuidado
|Don't forget to look out for snakes on the hiking trail.
|look something over
|Can you look over my essay for spelling mistakes?
|look something up
|search and find information in a reference book or database
|We can look her phone number up on the Internet.
|look up to someone
|have a lot of respect for
tener gran respeto por alguien, admirar
|My little sister has always looked up to me.
|make something up
|invent, lie about something
|Josie made up a story about why we were late.
|forgive each other
perdonarse, hacer las paces
|We were angry last night, but we made up at breakfast.
|make someone up
|apply cosmetics to
|My sisters made me up for my graduation party.
|mix something up
|confuse two or more things
|I mixed up the twins' names again!
|His uncle passed away last night after a long illness.
|It was so hot in the church that an elderly lady passed out.
|pass something out
|give the same thing to many people
entregar la misma cosa a muchas personas
|The professor passed the textbooks out before
|pass something up
|decline (usually something good)
declinar (normalmente algo bueno)
|I passed up the job because I am afraid of change.
|pay someone back
|return owed money
devolver dinero prestado
|Thanks for buying my ticket. I'll pay you back on
|pay for something
|be punished for doing something bad
|That bully will pay for being mean to my little brother.
|pick something out
|I picked out three sweaters for you to try on.
|point someone/something out
|indicate with your finger
señalar con el dedo
|I'll point my boyfriend out when he runs by.
|put something down
|put what you are holding on a surface or floor
dejar algo en una superficie
|You can put the groceries down on the kitchen
|put someone down
|insult, make someone feel stupid
insultar, hacer que alguien se sienta mal
|The students put the substitute teacher down
because his pants were too short.
|put something off
|We are putting off our trip until January because of the
|put something out
|The neighbours put the fire out before the firemen
|put something together
|I have to put the crib together before the baby
|put up with someone/something
|I don't think I can put up with three small children in
|put something on
|put clothing/accessories on your body
|Don't forget to put on your new earrings for the party.