do up

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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
1. (to fasten)
a. abrochar
I won't do the jacket up. I think it looks better open.No voy a abrochar la chaqueta. Creo que se ve mejor abierta.
b. atar (shoelaces)
Your shoelace has come undone. You'd better do it up.Se te desató el cordón del zapato. Te conviene atarlo.
c. subir (zipper)
You forgot to do up the zipper of your skirt.Te olvidaste de subirte el cierre de la falda.
2. (to wrap up)
a. envolver
I have to do up a pile of Christmas presents before tomorrow.Tengo que envolver un montón de regalos de Navidad para mañana.
3. (to renovate) (United Kingdom)
a. renovar
Ian made a lot of money buying old homes and doing them up.Ian hizo mucho dinero comprando casas viejas y renovándolas.
b. arreglar
I think you'll need to do the house up a bit before you sell it.Creo que tendrás que arreglar un poco la casa antes de venderla.
4. (to dress; used in passive voice)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Josh was all done up in his uniform, ready for his first day at school.Josh estaba con su uniforme bien arreglado, listo para su primer día en la escuela.
Rosie and I would get ourselves done up to the nines and go clubbing.Rosie y yo solíamos ponernos de punta en blanco e irnos a las discotecas.
5. (to dress)
a. arreglarse (reflexive verb)
Why don't you do yourself up a bit and go out for a change?¿Por qué no te arreglas un poco y sales para variar?
6. (to arrange)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(hair)
Her mother had done Jodie's hair up in pigtails.La madre de Jodie le había hecho trenzas.
The nurse wore her hair done up in a bun.La enfermera llevaba el pelo recogido en un moño.
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
7. (to fasten)
a. abrocharse
The skirt does up at the side.La falda se abrocha por el costado.
b. cerrarse
This zipper won't do up. It's stuck.Esta cremallera no se cierra. Se atascó.
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do up
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
1. (fasten)
a. abrochar
do your coat upabróchate el abrigo
2. (wrap)
a. envolver
3. (improve appearance of)
a. remozar, renovar
4. (colloquial)
a.
to do oneself uparreglarse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (clothes)
a. abrocharse
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do up
transitive verb
1 (fasten) [+shoes, shoelaces] atar; [+dress] (gen) abrochar; (with zip) cerrar or subir la cremallera de; [+buttons, coat, necklace] abrochar; [+tie] hacer el nudo de; [+zip] cerrar; subir
2 (wrap up) [+parcel] envolver
books done up in paper
have you done up that parcel yet? ¿has envuelto ya ese paquete?
3 (renovate) [+house] reformar; hacer reformas en
if you don't mind hard work you can make a lot of money buying old properties and doing them up
4 (dress up)
she was all done up in her best clothes iba de punta en blanco (informal)
They looked so fine, done up in their party outfits," recalls Ray's mother Joyce
Mark was done up in a beret and cravat (informal) Mark iba luciendo una boina y un fular
Mark was done up in a beret and cravat as though he was a film director to do [o.s.] up
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