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"Clear up" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "despejarse", and "work out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hacer ejercicio". Learn more about the difference between "clear up" and "work out" below.
clear up
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to improve)
a. despejarse
It rained all night and all morning and finally cleared up in the afternoon.Llovió toda la noche y la mañana y por fin se despejó en la tarde.
2. (to tidy up) (United Kingdom)
a. ordenar
Frank, go help your sister clear up in the kitchen.Frank, ve a ayudarle a tu hermana a ordenar la cocina.
3. (to get better)
a. mejorarse
My cold cleared up after a good hot shower.Mi resfriado se mejoró después de una buena ducha caliente.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to tidy up) (United Kingdom)
a. ordenar
You have to clear up this mess before you can go out and play.Tienes que ordenar este lío antes de salir a jugar.
5. (to heal)
a. mejorar
This cream will clear up your wound.Esta crema mejorará tu herida.
6. (to resolve)
a. resolver
The detective cleared up the mystery.La detective resolvió el misterio.
b. aclarar
Please, clear this up for me - I can't see what you meant.Por favor, aclárame esto: no entiendo qué quisiste decir.
c. esclarecer
When Rodney watched the video, it cleared up the confusion he'd had.Cuando Rodney vio el video, esclareció la confusión que había tenido.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to train)
a. hacer ejercicio
I work out three days a week at the gym.Hago ejercicio tres días a la semana en el gimnasio.
2. (to succeed)
a. salir bien
Fortunately, things worked out for me and Laura.Por suerte, todo salió bien entre Laura y yo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to find a solution to)
a. resolver
My roommate and I need to work things out.Mi compañero de cuarto y yo necesitamos resolver nuestra situación.
4. (to calculate)
a. calcular
Did you work out how much money we need to go to Las Vegas for a week?¿Ya calculaste cuánto dinero necesitamos para ir a Las Vegas por una semana?
5. (to devise)
a. idear
A group of prisoners worked out a plan to escape from jail.Un grupo de prisioneros ideó un plan para escapar de la cárcel.
6. (to understand)
a. entender
I can't work out what the boss wants from me.No entiendo lo que quiere el jefe de mí.
7. (to exhaust)
a. agotar
When the miners worked out the mine, they became unemployed.Cuando los mineros agotaron la mina, se quedaron sin trabajo.
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