Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Phrasal Verbs Crossword 4

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.
(Find a test of this vocabulary by clicking on the word "cloze" above.)


deal with - (encargarse de) to take action to solve a problem. It's important to deal with problems before they get any bigger
wear out - (gastar algo como ropa) to use clothes, etc. completely over time. I've worn many pairs of shoes in my long life.
push for - (presionar por algo) to demand something repeatedly. I have been pushing for jobs for English teachers since 1999.
sign up - (registrarse, apuntarse) to register or agree to join an organized activity. They signed me up for the ski trip to the Pyrenees.
come across - (encontrarse con) to find something or someone by chance. I was cleaning up the house and came across these old photos; Let's have a look at them.
run through - (repasar rápidamente) to deal with a set of things quickly. Ok, class, the exam is tomorrow, so let's quickly run through any final questions that you might have.
put out - (apagar, extinguir) to extinguish. The firefighters put the fire out and saved the tenants (inquilinos).
take place - (ocurrir) to happen. Elections cannot take place soon enough in so many different countries.
set up - (configurar, configuración) to prepare something for use. After we bought the new mobile phone, I had to set it up.
shoot back - (responder o contestar rápidamente) to say or ask quickly. I asked whether she was pregnant and she shot back that I was calling her "fat".
start off - (empezar por hacer algo) to begin by doing something. He started the meeting off with a summary of how the project was progressing.
vote down - (rechazar una propuesta) to reject or defeat a proposal or law. The congress has voted the "wall law" down repeatedly.
take out - (sacar) to remove something or someone. Even though I'm rich and famous, I still have to take the trash out every evening.
put on - (ponerse) to wear something, such as clothes. He put his glasses on and picked up the newspaper.
tie up - (limitar, inmovilizar) to limit someone's movement or use. Sorry I'm late. I got tied up in a meeting at work.
pay back - (devolver, reembolsar) to return money when borrowed. Can I borrow some money? I'll pay you back tomorrow, really!
end up - (acabar en algún sitio o situación) to finally be in a particular place or situation. We got lost and ended up in a dangerous neighborhood.
turn up - (subir de volumen) to use a control to raise the volume. Don't turn the volume down! Turn it up! What's wrong with you? Sheesh!
break through - (romper y atravesar) to force your way through an obstacle. The firefighters broke through the wall and saved the little girl from the fire.
turn out - (resultar en) to have a particular, unexpected result. We were surprised when the first cake he had ever cooked turned out fine.
look up - (consultar) to search for information in a book or on a computer. She looked the word up in a dictionary.
sort out - (resolver) to deal successfully with a problem or a situation. Sooner or later we will have to sort out the problems that modern civilizations are accumulating.


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