work up
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work up(
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 develop)
a. desarrollar
Our strategy is to work up products for certain niche markets.Nuestra estrategia es desarrollar productos para ciertos mercados especializados.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jamie worked up a real thirst mowing the lawn.A Jamie le dio mucha sed cuando cortaba el césped.
We went for a long walk and worked up an appetite.Salimos a dar un paseo largo y se nos abrió el apetito.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Charlotte was trying to work up some enthusiasm for the trip.Charlotte intentaba entusiasmarse con el viaje.
We began to work up a sweat as we went uphill.Empezamos a sudar cuando subimos la cuesta.
d. levantar
The family worked the business up into a multinational company.La familia levantó el negocio y lo convirtió en una compañía multinacional.
2. (to excite)
a. exaltar los ánimos de
The candidate worked the crowd up with his comments on gun control.El candidato exaltó los ánimos del público con sus comentarios sobre el control de armas.
b. alterar
I'm anxious and everything works me up.Estoy ansiosa y todo me altera.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
By the time I arrived home, my mother had worked herself up into a fury.Para cuando llegué a casa, mi madre estaba enfurecida.
When she hear the news of his marriage, she got worked up.Cuando oyó la noticia de su casamiento, se puso como loca.
3. (to create)
a. preparar
I'll work up a draft this evening and we can discuss it tomorrow morning.Prepararé un borrador esta tarde y podemos tratarlo mañana por la mañana.
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work 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. (develop)
a.
to w up enthusiasm/interest for somethingir entusiasmándose con/interesándose por algo
he had worked up an appetiteya le había entrado el apetito
2. (excite)
a.
to get worked up (about something)alterarse (por algo)
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work up
transitive verb
1 (develop) [+energy, courage] conseguir
I can't work up much enthusiasm for the plan no consigo entusiasmarme con el plan
Your creative talents can be put to good use, if you can work up the energy It had taken months to work up the courage to participate I sketched out a prototype and worked up a business plan They asked me to work up some sample drawings and bring them down
together they worked the business up from nothing entre los dos levantaron el negocio de la nada; you could work this story up into a film podrías desarrollar este cuento para hacer una película; to work up an appetite abrir el apetito; I've worked up quite a thirst, carrying those boxes me ha entrado mucha sed cargando esas cajas
I've worked up quite a thirst, carrying those boxes
2 (excite)
he worked the crowd up into a frenzy exaltó los ánimos de la multitud; to work o.s. up into a rage ponerse furioso; enfurecerse; to be worked up excitarse; exaltarse; emocionarse; especially (LAm) don't get all worked up! ¡cálmate!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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