Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Phrasal Verbs Crossword 7

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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You've made your bed, now lie in it. - (Has hecho tu cama, ahora acuéstate.) said to someone who must accept the unpleasant results of something they have done. (for example, humanity and global boiling - ebullición)
go dutch - (pagar a medias) to agree to share the cost of something equally, especially a meal. We went dutch when we went out (salimos).
grasp at - (intentar agarrar o conseguir) to try to take an opportunity. I grasped at the chance to get a job out in the country (campo) away from the polluted city.
tag along - (pegarse como una lapa) to go somewhere with a person or group, usually when they have not asked you to go with them. My younger brother always wanted to tag along with the gang (pandilla).
tuck (something) away - (esconder algo) to put something in a private, safe place. I tucked 100 euros away under the mattress (colchón).
rely on (somebody or something) - (contar con) to depend on somebody or something. Anne's somebody who you can rely on for whatever whenever.
see (somebody) off - (despedir a) to go to the place that someone is leaving from in order to say goodbye to them. I went to the bus station to see her off to university.
be down on (somebody) - (criticar a alguien) to criticize someone. The school bully is always down on little Billy.
sit around - (quedarse sentado sin hacer nada) to spend time sitting down and doing very little. Grandma and I just sat around all day watching TV.
act up - (portarse mal) behave badly. The children are acting up. What can I do about it?
want for (something) - (carecer de) to lack something you need. He's never wanted for anything. In fact, I think he's a little spoiled (malcriado).
be meant for each other - (estar el uno hecho para el otro) to say this is to think two people suit each other as romantic partners. Anne and Bob are meant for each other; They're soulmates (almas gemelas).
drive off - (irse en un coche) to leave in a car. They drove off without even saying goodbye.
give somebody a dirty look - (lanzar a alguien una mirada desaprobatoria) to look at someone in a disapproving way. She gave me a dirty look because she took my joke the wrong way (she misunderstood it).
ash - (cenizas) the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal, or wood, has burned. After he smoked his cigarette, there were ashes everywhere.
try (something) out - (probar) to use something to see if it works well. Anne: Where's Mary? Bob: She's trying out her new car.
rat (somebody) out - (delatar a alguien) to inform on somebody to someone in authority. She ratted her brother out to their parents.
look back - (recordar, mirar hacia atrás) to think about something that happened in the past. When I look back, I grow nostalgic.
break into - (forzar la entrada, penetrar) to force your way into something. The thief broke into several apartments in the neighborhood.
cop out - (escaquearse, renunciar) to avoid doing something that you should do. He copped out of the house painting with the excuse of a pain in his back.
take up - (ocupar) to fill space. The enormous desk took up half the room.
pass out - (desmayarse, quedarse inconsciente) to become unconscious for a short time, for example when ill, badly hurt, or drunk. He downed (drank) a large glass full of whisky and passed out.
among - (entre) to each one in a group of three or more people or things. He divided the cake among the three of them.
toward - (para, con vistas a) for the purpose of buying or achieving something. I'm saving toward buying a cabin in the woods (bosque).
go over - (revisar) to examine or look at something in a careful or detailed way. I went over the essay to check for errors again.
give (something) up - (dejar algo) to quit a habit such as smoking or alcohol. She gave smoking up three months ago. I'm so proud of her!
how so - (¿Cómo es eso?) used to ask about something while avoiding the repetition of a phrase mentioned earlier. Anne: I think you're being silly. Bob: How so? (How am I being silly?)
slow down - (calmarse) to be less active and relax more. When I get snowed under (ajetreado, abrumado) with work for very long, I have to slow down or else (o vas a ver, o te vas a enterar).
beg off - (disculparse, excluirse a si mismo) to ask to be allowed not to do something that you are expected to do. He begged off early from the meeting because he felt like he was going to pass out.
get caught up in (something) - (dejarse atrapar por algo, caer en) to become involved in something, often without wanting to. He got so caught up in the movie that he didn't even hear the telephone ring.
work out - (ejercitarse, hacer ejercicio) to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body. We are often so snowed under (ajetreado, abrumado) with work that we forget to work out.
go over - (revisar, analizar, repasar) to study or explain something again. Every time I play one of my board games, I have to go over the rules again.
wind through - (recorrer y atravesar serpenteando) If a road, path, or river ..., it follows a route that turns repeatedly in different directions. The road winds through the valley alongside (together with, next to) the river.
along the way - (a lo largo del camino) along the way also means while traveling from one place to another place. We drove for 8 hours and made several stops along the way.
hang up - (colgar) to end a phone conversation. I usually cut off telemarketers (vendedores telefónicos) by saying "I'm not interested, thank you" and hanging up on them.
caged - (enjaulado) birds or animals put or kept in a box-like structure. I felt like a caged animal and felt like I had to get away (escapar).
get round (to) - (finalmente hacer algo que tenías pendiente) to do something that you have intended to do for a long time. My wife was happy when I finally got round to fixing the dish rack (escurridor).
put (somebody) off - (posponer o retrasar a alguien) to tell someone that you have to delay something until a later time. Every time I try to talk to my boss about a pay raise (aumento salarial), she puts me off.
drop out - (abandonar algo, retirarse) to stop going to classes before you have finished a course. Boys drop out of school more often than girls.
turn into - (convertirse en) to change or develop from one thing to another. Caterpillars (orugas) turn into butterflies (mariposas) or moths (polillas).
run out - (quedarse sin, agotarse) to finish, use, or sell all of something, so that there is none left. We've run out of eggs. Could you go to the supermarket to get some?
go through - (atravesar) to pass through. We went through the thick forest to get to the cabin (cabaña).
find (somebody) out - (descubrir a alguien) to discover that someone has done something wrong. Her kleptomania was found out when she was caught shoplifting (hurto en tiendas) skin cream.
take (something) off - (quitarse) to remove an article of clothing. It was hot outside and she took her coat off.
copy down - (copiar por escrito) to write something that someone has said or written so that you can remember it. Anne: Did you hear what he just said? Bob: Wait a minute! Let me copy that down. That was outstanding! (increíble)
own up (to) - (confesar) to admit that you have done something wrong. She owned up to having stolen beauty products for years.
hear from (somebody) - (tener noticias de) to get a letter, email, or phone call from a person who you know. I haven't heard from Mary for years. I wonder whatever happened to her.
put (somebody) on (something) - (recetar) to prescribe, or to tell someone to start taking a particular medicine or eating particular foods. The doctor put me on one aspirin a day.
put up with - (aguantar o soportar a) to accept an unpleasant situation or experience, or someone who behaves unpleasantly. She has been putting up with her boss's sexual harassment (acoso sexual) for several months.

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