cut up

cut up(
kuhd
 
uhp
)
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 divide into pieces)
a. cortar
I cut the cloth up into squares as required by the pattern.Corté la tela en cuadrados como decía el patrón.
b. cortar en pedazos
Simon has a broken arm so Claire has to cut his food up for him.Simón tiene un brazo roto, así que Claire le tiene que cortar la comida en pedazos.
c. picar
Cut the potato up into small pieces.Pica la papa en trocitos chicos.
d. trocear
Cut up all the ingredients and put them in the frying pan.Trocea todos los ingredientes y mételos en la sartén.
2. (to injure)
a. acuchillar
Porter was cut up by his cellmate in prison.A Porter lo acuchilló su compañero de celda en la cárcel.
b. dar navajazos a
Roger got into a fight and they cut him up pretty badly.Roger se metió en una pelea y le dieron muchos navajazos.
3. (automobile) (United Kingdom)
a. meterse delante de
There was a fight after the truck had cut the car up.Hubo una pelea después de que el camión se metiera delante del carro.
b. atravesarse
The sports car cut me up and I had to brake hard.El deportivo se me atravesó y tuve que frenar a fondo.
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
4. (to clown around)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. hacer payasadas
Quit cutting up, guys! We still have a lot to do.¡Paren de hacer payasadas, chicos! Todavía nos queda mucho por hacer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (very sad)
a. destrozado
We were really cut up when we heard about the accident.Estábamos totalmente destrozados cuando nos enteramos de lo del accidente.
b. hecho polvo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Megan dumped him six months ago but he's still cut up about it.Megan lo dejó hace seis meses y todavía está hecho polvo.
c. hecho bolsa
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Steve was really cut up when he read your email.Steve quedó hecho bolsa cuando leyó tu e-mail.
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cut 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. (meat, vegetables)
a. cortar, trocear
2. (paper)
a. recortar
3. (colloquial)
a.
to be very cut up (about something)estar muy afectado(a; por algo)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to c up roughponerse hecho(a) una fiera, hacerse el
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cut up
transitive verb
1 [+food, paper, wood] cortar en pedazos; [+meat] picar; (wound) herir; acuchillar;
2
to be cut up about sth (hurt) estar muy afectado por algo; (annoyed) estar muy molesto por algo; he was very cut up by the death of his son estaba muy afectado por la muerte de su hijo
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
to cut up rough ponerse agresivo
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