work off

work off(
wuhrk
 
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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 get rid of)
a. deshacerse de
Soccer gives the kids the chance to work off all that excess energy.El fútbol les de la oportunidad a los chicos de deshacerse de todo el exceso de energía.
b. quemar
After all the bacon I ate yesterday, I should probably do some exercise to work the calories off.Con todo el tocino que comí ayer, supongo que debería hacer algo de ejercicio para quemar las calorías.
c. bajar
I'm going to have to some serious cardio to work off all the food I ate over the holidays.Voy a tener que ponerme al cardio para bajar todo lo que comí durante las fiestas.
2. (to operate by means of)
a. funcionar con
In those days, trains ran off steam.En aquellos entonces, los trenes funcionaban con vapor.
3. (to work to pay)
a. trabajar para pagar
I'm still working off the loan that my parents gave me.Todavía estoy trabajando para pagar el préstamo que me dieron mis padres.
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work off
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. (general)
a.
he worked off 5 kilosperdió 5 kilos haciendo ejercicio
she worked off her angerdesahogó su enfado
work off
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+nut, handle] desprenderse; soltarse (con el uso)
transitive verb
1 [+debt] pagar con su trabajo
2
to work off one's feelings desahogarse; to work off surplus fat quitarse las grasas excesivas trabajando; I must try to work off all the weight I've put on tengo que moverme para ver si adelgazo lo que he engordado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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