subir portransitive verb phrase
1. (to move upward along)
a. to go up
Cuando subíamos por la cuesta, nos cruzamos con un ciclista que bajaba.When we were going up the hill, we passed a cyclist going down.
b. to come up
El ascensor no funciona, tendrás que subir por las escaleras.The elevator is not working. You'll have to come up the stairs.
c. to climb up
Grité porque vi una araña que subía por la pared.I screamed because I saw a spider climbing up the wall.
subirse porpronominal verb phrase
2. (to reach a higher level moving upward along)
a. to climb up
El gato se subió al tejado por el canalón.The cat climbed up the gutter to the roof.
b. to go up
El piso debajo del nuestro estaba en llamas, así que tuvimos que subirnos al terrado por la escalera de incendios.The floor beneath ours was in flames, so we had to go up the fire escape to the flat roof.
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