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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 make into a cylinder)
a. enrollar
The architect rolled the plans up and put them in the drawer.El arquitecto enrolló los planos y los guardó en el cajón.
b. remangar
The girls had to take their shoes off and roll their trousers up to get across the stream.Las chicas tuvieron que quitarse los zapatos y remangarse los pantalones para cruzar el arroyo.
c. arremangar
Dad rolled his shirtsleeves up and started to chop wood.Papá se arremangó la camisa y empezó a cortar leña.
2. (to wrap)
a. envolver
The workers rolled each orange up in paper and placed it on the tray.Los trabajadores envolvían cada naranja en papel y la ponían en la bandeja.
b. enrollar
Police suspect the murderer rolled the body up in a tarp to get it out of the building.La policía sospecha que el asesino enrolló el cadáver en una lona para sacarlo del edificio.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(to close)
a. subir (car window)
Can you roll up the window? It's cold back here.¿Puedes subir la ventanilla? Aquí en la parte de atrás hace frío.
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 arrive)
a. aparecer
My brother rolled up half an hour late as usual.Mi hermano apareció media hora tarde para variar.
b. llegar
By the time the stragglers rolled up, it was already dark.Para cuando llegaron los rezagados, ya era de noche.
c. acercarse
Roll up for this breathtaking show!¡Acérquense para ver este espectáculo asombroso!
5. (to form a ball)
a. enroscarse
The cat rolled up next to the fire and went to sleep.El gato se enroscó al lado de la chimenea y se durmió.
b. hacerse un ovillo
The hedgehog just rolls up and waits for the predator to get tired of waiting.El erizo simplemente se hace un ovillo y espera a que el depredador se canse de esperar.
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roll 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. (map)
a. enrollar
2. (trousers)
a. remangar, arremangar
3. (blind, car window)
a. subir
to r something up in paperenvolver algo con papel
to r up one's sleevesremangarse or arremangarse la camisa
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (colloquial)
a. llegar (arrive)
r up!, r up!¡acérquense!, ¡vengan todos!
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roll up
1 [+vehicle] llegar; acercarse
he rolled up in a silver Mercedes
2 [+person] presentarse; aparecer
you can't roll up half way through the rehearsal no puedes presentarte or aparecer en mitad del ensayo
I'm going to have the band playing a few choruses and then you just roll up and you do a little solo he had rolled up one night in his little car
roll up, roll up! ¡acérquense!; ¡vengan todos!
to roll up in a ball [+hedgehog] hacerse un ovillo or una bola
transitive verb
1 (close) [+map] enrollar; [+umbrella] cerrar; [+car window] subir
he rolled up the window and drove on Stein rolled up the paper bag with the money inside
to roll up one's sleeves remangarse; arremangarse
3 (wrap) enrollar
to roll sth up in paper enrollar algo en un papel; envolver algo en papel; to roll o.s. up in a blanket envolverse en una manta
4 (form)
to roll o.s. up into a ball hacerse un ovillo
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