show up

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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
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to arrive)
a. aparecer
Jessie showed up with a new boyfriend at Collin's party.Jessie apareció con un novio nuevo en la fiesta de Collin.
2. (to be visible)
a. notarse
The negative health effects show up after prolonged exposure.Los efectos nocivos para la salud se notan después de una exposición prolongada.
b. verse
When it rained, the paint washed away and the defects showed up.Cuando llovió, la pintura se salió y se vieron los defectos.
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
3. (to escort upstairs)
a. hacer subir
The doctor's here to attend to grandpa. Will you show him up please?El médico vino a atender al abuelo. ¿Lo haces subir, por favor?
4. (to embarrass)
a. hacer quedar mal
Don't show me up in front of my classmates, Mom!¡No me hagas quedar mal en frente de mis compañeros, mamá!
b. poner en ridículo
The young chess prodigy showed up the world champion by beating him three games in a row.El joven prodigio del ajedrez puso en ridículo al campeón del mundo al vencerlo en tres juegos seguidos.
c. poner en evidencia
Kate's proficiency in French showed up her manager's own poor efforts.La competencia de Kate en francés puso en evidencia los propios intentos de su jefe.
5. (to reveal)
a. mostrar
The release of his recorded conversations showed him up as a hypocrite.La publicación de sus conversaciones grabadas lo mostró como un hipócrita.
b. poner de manifiesto
A study of the sun's surface showed up the existence of important cyclic disturbances such as the sun's storms.Un estudio de la superficie del sol puso de manifiesto la existencia de importantes perturbaciones cíclicas como las tormentas solares.
c. poner al descubierto
That foundation shows up your wrinkles; get a new one!Esa base pone al descubierto tus arrugas; ¡cómprate una nueva!
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show 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. (reveal)
a. descubrir, poner al descubierto
2. (embarrass)
a. poner en evidencia
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (stand out)
a. destacar
the marks s up under infra-red lightla luz infrarroja revela las marcas
4. (colloquial)
a. aparecer, presentarse (arrive)
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show up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (be visible) verse; notarse
2 (arrive) venir; aparecer
he showed up late as usual vino or apareció tarde, como de costumbre
transitive verb
1 [+visitor etc] hacer subir
show him up! ¡hazle subir!
2 (reveal) [+defect] poner de manifiesto
he was shown up as an imposter se demostró que era un impostor; the bright lighting showed up her scars el alumbrado hizo resaltar sus cicatrices
3 (embarrass) dejar en ridículo; poner en evidencia
please don't show me up! por favor, no me hagas quedar en ridículo or no me pongas en evidencia
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