eat 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 finish)
a. terminar de comer
We always had to eat up all our vegetables when we were kids.De chicos, siempre teníamos que terminar de comer todas las verduras.
b. terminar
Throw the scraps out in the yard. The birds will eat them up.Tira la sobras al patio. Los pájaros las terminarán.
c. comerse
Those cakes were for everybody, but you two have eaten up the whole lot.Se suponía que esos pasteles eran para todos, pero ustedes dos se los han comido todos.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to consume)
a. consumir
Those new developments are eating up all the green space on the edge of town.Esas urbanizaciones nuevas están consumiendo todo el espacio verde en las afueras de la ciudad.
b. tragarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I was in a situation where my rent was eating up half my salary.Estaba en una situación en que mi alquiler se tragaba la mitad de mi salario.
3. (to worry constantly)
a. consumir
Curiosity ate her up, and she couldn't resist a look.La consumía la curiosidad, y no pudo resistir la tentación de echar una mirada.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to relish)
a. deleitarse
When he turns on the charm, she just eats it up.Cuando se pone encantador, ella se deleita
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to believe)
a. tragarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The guy told them they would get a 15% return on their investment, and they ate it up.El tipo les dijo que la inversión les daría un interés del 15%, y ellos se lo tragaron.
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eat 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. (food)
a. terminar (de comer)
2. (petrol, money)
a. consumir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a.
e up!¡termina (de comer)!
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eat up
transitive verb
[+food] comerse
it eats up electricity consume mucha electricidad; to eat up the miles tragar los kilómetros; to be eaten up with envy consumirse de envidia
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
eat up! ¡venga, come!; ¡apúrate!; (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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