tune up
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tune 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. (to tune an instrument)
a. afinar
The band tuned up and then started playing.La banda afinó y después empezó a tocar.
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
2. (to put in tune)
a. afinar
Duane needs a moment to tune up his bass.Duane necesita un momento para afinar el bajo.
3. (to adjust)
a. poner a punto
How much would you charge to tune up my bike?¿Cuánto cobraría por poner mi bici a punto?
b. afinar
Now that the mechanic tuned up my car, it drives much better.Ahora que el mecánico afinó mi coche, se maneja mucho mejor.
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tune up
transitive verb
1 (Mús) afinar
2 (Aut) poner a punto; afinar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(Mús) afinar
we're still just tuning up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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