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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 invent)
a. inventar
We found out that her story was all made up.Descubrimos que se había inventado toda la historia.
2. (to constitute)
a. componer
Water makes up 60% of the human body.El 60% del cuerpo humano está compuesto de agua.
b. formar
We study the bones that make up the human skeleton.Estudiamos los huesos que forman el esqueleto humano.
3. (to prepare)
a. preparar (prescription)
I'll get the pharmacist to make up your prescription.Le pediré al farmacéutico que prepare su receta.
b. hacer (bed or list)
We had to make up a bed on the floor.Tuvimos que hacernos una cama en el piso.
c. elaborar (list)
The teacher asked us to make up a list of our favorite foods.La profesora nos pidió elaborar una lista de nuestros alimentos favoritos.
4. (to compensate for; often used with "for")
a. reponer
I have three hours to make up for the time I took off yesterday.Tengo que reponer tres horas por el tiempo que tomé libre ayer.
b. recuperar
We have a lot of ground to make up.Hay mucho terreno que recuperar.
c. compensar
I've no idea how we're going to make up for all this lost time.No tengo idea de cómo vamos a compensar todo este tiempo perdido.
5. (to reconcile)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't think they'll ever make it up, to be honest.Si te soy sincera, dudo que jamás se reconciliarán.
I think Will and Jen have made it up now.Creo que Will y Jen ya se han hecho las paces.
6. (to apply makeup to)
a. maquillar
I want to make my sister up for her wedding.Quiero maquillar a mi hermana el día de su boda.
7. (to apply makeup to oneself)
a. maquillarse
I make myself up every morning for work.Me maquillo todas las mañanas para ir a trabajar.
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
8. (to reconcile)
a. hacer las paces
They're not talking to each other but they will make up eventually.No se hablan, pero acabarán por hacer las paces.
b. reconciliarse
After ten years of not talking to each other, the brothers finally made up.Después de diez años de no hablarse, los hermanos por fin se reconciliaron.
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make 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. (story, excuses)
a. inventar
2. (deficit, loss)
a. enjugar, recuperar
I'll m it up to you later, I promisete prometo que te recompensaré (por ello) más adelante
3. (complete; team, amount)
a. completar
4. (form)
a. formar, componer
the community is made up primarily of old peoplela comunidad se compone principalmente de ancianos
to m up one's minddecidirse
5. (put together; list)
a. elaborar, hacer
6. (parcel, bed)
a. hacer
7. (prescription)
a. preparar
8. (apply make-up to)
to m oneself upmaquillarse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
9. (end quarrel)
a. reconciliarse
make up
transitive verb
1 (invent) inventar(se)
he made up the whole story (se) inventó toda la historia
you're making it up! ¡te lo estás inventando!
2 (put together, prepare) [+list] hacer; preparar; [+parcel, bed] hacer; [+medicine] preparar; [+collection] formar; reunir; [+sweater, dress] montar y coser
make up a solution of citric acid
I'll make up a bed for him on the sofa le haré una cama en el sofá
the chemist's where I went to get the prescription made up la farmacia a la que fui para que me preparasen la medicina
I made the papers up into bundles hice paquetes con los periódicos
3 (settle)
to make up one's differences (with sb) resolver sus diferencias (con algn)
the treaty will finally allow the two countries to make up their differences
to make it up with sb hacer las paces con algn; reconciliarse con algn
they'd made up their quarrel se habían reconciliado
4 (complete) completar
I paid £200 and my parents made up the difference pagué 200 libras y mis padres pusieron la diferencia
we need someone to make up the numbers necesitamos a alguien para completar el grupo
5 (decide)
to make up one's mind decidirse
6 (compensate for, replace) [+loss] compensar; [+deficit] cubrir
if I take time off I have to make up the hours later si me tomo tiempo libre después tengo que recuperar las horas
I'd like to make it up to him for spoiling his birthday me gustaría compensarle por haberle estropeado el cumpleaños
my behaviour was unforgivable, how will I ever be able to make it up to you?
he tried to make it up to her by buying her a bunch of flowers intentó hacerse perdonar comprándole un ramo de flores
to make up (lost) time recuperar el tiempo perdido
7 (constitute) componer
women make up 13% of the police force las mujeres componen el 13% del cuerpo de policía
the parts which make it up
it is made up of 6 parts lo componen 6 partes; está compuesto de 6 partes; the group was made up of parents, teachers and doctors el grupo lo componían or integraban padres, profesores y médicos; the blood is made up of red and white cells la sangre se compone de glóbulos rojos y glóbulos blancos
the furniture was made up of odds and ends a geometrical figure made up of ten circles or spheres
8 (with cosmetics) [+actor] maquillar
to make o.s. up maquillarse; pintarse
to make up an actor
9 [+fire] (with coal) echar carbón a; (with wood) echar madera or leña a
1 (after quarrelling) hacer las paces; reconciliarse
2 (apply cosmetics) maquillarse; pintarse
to make up on sb
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