Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Phrasal Verbs Crossword 6

Listen to the vocabulary, pronounce the words, memorize the list. Then, write the translation in English for the clues in Spanish. (Note that there are no spaces between the words in the crossword below.) Then press "Check" to check your answers.
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let off - (dejar que alguien se salga con la suya) to NOT punish someone who has done something wrong. As it had been his first time, he was let off with a warning.
light up - (encender algo) to start something burning. Marlboro Man lit up very many cigarettes before he died of cancer.
try on - (probarse algo) to put on clothes to see how they look or if they fit. She tried on three pairs of shoes before she found a pair that was comfortable.
fit in - (encajar, adaptarse) to feel that you belong to a particular group and are accepted by that group. He didn't fit in in the club and finally ended up (acabo) quitting.
cut sth off - (amputar) to remove a part of something to make it smaller or shorter, using a sharp tool such as a knife. Aron Ralston cut off his own arm after a mountaineering (montañismo) accident left him hanging from a dead hand for 5 days.
feel up to - (sentir que se puede hacer) to have the energy to do something. I'm a little sick and I don't feel up to teaching today.
take after (somebody) - (salir a alguien) to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character. She takes after her mother and has the same eyes, back and shoulders.
knock out - (noquear a alguien) to hit someone so that they become unconscious. Lewis knocked out Tyson in a famous boxing fight.
let in on - (compartir un secreto) to tell someone about something that is secret. Nobody let her in on the secret because she talked too much.
call for - (ir a recoger a alguien) to go to a place in order to collect someone. I'll call for you at about 6 o'clock and we can go watch a film at the cinema.
run down - (atropellar) to hit and hurt a person or animal with a vehicle, especially intentionally. The country bumpkin (paleto) liked to run down wild animals on the country road.
pay back - (vengarse) to get revenge; to do something unpleasant to someone because they have done something unpleasant to you. President Trump didn't let Nancy Pelosi go to Afghanistan so she paid him back by not letting him speak to the House of Representatives.
attend to - (asistir) to help someone or deal with something. The doctors in the emergency room attended to the most critically injured first.
go in - (entrar) to enter a place. When they arrived, they immediately went in.
get in - (entrar) to succeed in entering a place, especially by using force or a trick. They couldn't open the door without a key, so they got in through an open window in the rear of the building.
own up - (asumir, manifestar) to admit that you have done something wrong. Not many powerful people ever own up to their mistakes.
pull (something) off - (llevar a cabo algo complicado) to succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected. The gang pulled off the train robbery of the century.
eat out - (comer en un restaurante) to eat in a restaurant. How often do you eat out? What's your favorite restaurant?
call in - (hacer pasar o entrar) to tell someone to enter. The doctor called in the next patient, "next, please."
send (something) on - (remitir) to send something from someone's old address to their new one. His mother received packages, which she sent on to her son, who had moved abroad.
do (something) up - (abrochar) to fasten something. She asked her husband to do up her dress in the rear because she couldn't reach.
grow out of (something) - (quedarle chico a) If children grow out of clothes, they become too big to fit into them. Billy quickly grew out of his clothes, but luckily they tended to fit his younger brother perfectly.
put (sbdy) up - (alojar a alguien) to provide someone with a place to stay temporarily. The company had nowhere to put their sales reps (representantes) up during the 5-day congress, so the employees had to fly back and forth (de acá para allá) from here to there every single day (todos los días).
go off - (apagarse) If a light or a machine goes off, it stops working. All the lights went off during the blackout (apagón).


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