pump up
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pump up(
puhmp
 
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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 fill with air)
a. inflar
I need to pump my bike tires up.Tengo que inflar los neumáticos de mi bici.
b. hinchar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Will you help me pump up some balloons for the party?¿Me ayudas a hinchar unos globos para la fiesta?
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(to increase the value of)
a. inflar
That broker was accused of pumping up the prices of stock before selling them.Ese corredor fue acusado de inflar los precios de las acciones antes de venderlas.
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pump 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. (general)
a. inflar
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pump up
transitive verb
1 (inflate) [+tyre] hinchar; inflar; (LAm)
my tyres needed pumping up the airbed needs pumping up
2 (carry up) [+water, oil] bombear
water is pumped up from springs se bombea el agua de los manantiales
you could use a windmill to pump up water from the well oil has to be pumped up from deep boreholes
3 (increase) [+prices, profits] inflar
insurers are pumping up their premiums /the company will see its profits pumped up by 75 per cent/ to more than £5m
to pump up the economy reactivar la economía
The United States might lower interest rates to pump up the economy
4 (enhance) mejorar
we need to pump up his image tenemos que mejorar su imagen
IF Mr Major thinks he can pump up his image with spam fry-ups he is on a loser
5 (inspire) [+person] animar; [+morale] subir; levantar
Anything that would ease the stress and pump up their morale would be great you run through the game pumped up by the fans the buzz we got from the crowd really pumped us up now the Democrats are feeling pumped up with only 12 more days to go Clinton appears pumped up and confident
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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