fix up
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fix 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 repair)
a. arreglar
Carlos got a deal on an antique car, which he fixed up and put fresh paint on.Carlos compró un coche antiguo a buen precio, que arregló y pintó nuevamente.
2. (to tidy)
a. arreglar
Fix up your rooms before your grandmother arrives, kids.Chicos, arreglen sus cuartos antes de que llegue su abuela.
3. (to help to find)
a. conseguir
I can fix you up with a drum set for the show when you're in town.Te puedo conseguir una batería para el concierto cuando estés en la ciudad.
b. encontrar
Jonathan fixed us up with a boat to use while we were on vacation.Jonathan nos encontró un barco para usar mientras estábamos de vacaciones.
4. (to connect with a love interest)
a. juntar
Janet fixed Roberto and Holly up, and now they're madly in love.Janet juntó a Roberto y Holly, y ahora están locamente enamorados.
b. buscarle novio a
You need a new man in your life. We're going to fix you up.Necesitas a un nuevo hombre en tu vida. Vamos a buscarte un novio.
5. (to organize) (United Kingdom)
a. organizar
We're fixing up a group to revise before our A-levels.Estamos organizando un grupo para repasar antes de nuestros exámenes de bachillerato.
b. arreglar
We still need to fix up a meeting with that sales rep.Todavía tenemos que arreglar una reunión con ese agente de ventas.
6. (to rig up) (United Kingdom)
a. improvisar
With our flat being as small as it is, we had to fix up a sort of loft bed to make for more space.Con lo pequeño que es nuestro apartamento, tuvimos que improvisar una especie de cama alta para crear más espacio.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to arrange something; used with "with") (United Kingdom)
a. arreglarlo con
We've fixed up with Nigel so that you can stay at his place in London this weekend.Lo hemos arreglado con Nigel para que te quedes en su departamento en Londres este fin de semana.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to arrange something; used with "for") (United Kingdom)
a. arreglarlo para que
We’ve fixed up for you to go to a football programme during the summer holidays.Lo hemos arreglado para que vayas a un programa de fútbol durante las vacaciones de verano.
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fix 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. (meeting)
a. preparar
it's all fixed upestá todo dispuesto
I've fixed him up with a datele he buscado a alguien para que salgan juntos
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fix up
transitive verb
1 (arrange) [+date] fijar; [+meeting] fijar; convenir
I fixed up an appointment to see her concerté una cita para verla
they fixed up a meeting for six o'clock
to fix sth up with sb quedar con algn en algo; convenir algo con algn
2 (repair) arreglar
he buys properties to fix them up compra casas para arreglarlas
3 (set up, install) instalar; poner
he fixed up the lighting in my flat instaló la iluminación de mi piso; puso las luces de mi piso
How long would it take, sir, to fix up a push button on Sister's desk in Ward A they decided to fix up a radio receiver in Sofia Petrovna's room he put a trestle bed and fixed up a little table
4 (put in order) arreglar
I'll have to fix the place up a bit before they arrive tendré que arreglar un poco la casa antes de que lleguen
5 (provide)
to fix sb up with sth: to fix sb up with a job encontrar or conseguir un trabajo para algn
Neath had been hoping to fix him up with a job as a groundsman
I can fix you up with a place to stay puedo conseguirte un sitio para alojarte
6 (find partner for)
they're always trying to fix me up with friends of theirs siempre están intentando encontrarme un novio entre sus amigos
I won't try to fix you up. It'll just be a group of guys I see that George G. Sawtry is fixing himself up with another wife
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
to fix up with sb arreglarlo con algn; to fix up with sb to convenir con algn en
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