lay 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. (to store up)
a. almacenar
Many people are laying up supplies of food and water in preparation for the storm.Muchas personas están almacenando provisiones de alimentos y agua como preparación para la tormenta.
b. guardar
Josh and his family were laying up grain for the winter.Josh y su familia estaban guardando cereales para el invierno.
2. (to put out of service)
a. poner en dique seco
The Navy plans to lay up several cruisers for maintenance.La Armada tiene planes de poner en dique seco varios cruceros para su mantenimiento.
3. (usually in the passive; to be unable to work)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alicia was laid up for weeks after her surgery.Alicia tuvo que guardar cama varias semanas después de la operación.
My husband was laid up with a broken leg for one month.Mi marido estuvo fuera de circulación durante un mes por una pierna rota.
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lay up
transitive verb
1 (store) guardar; almacenar; (amass) acumular
he's laying up trouble for himself se está creando or buscando problemas
2 (put out of service) [+ship] meter en el dique seco; [+boat] amarrar; [+car] encerrar (en el garaje)
3 (Med)
to be laid up (with sth) estar en cama (con algo); she was laid up for weeks tuvo que guardar cama durante varias semanas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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