Dictionary: letter T

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tag along (insep) accompany somebody, maybe uninvited. go along, come along pegarse, venir

take after [take after somebody] be like somebody in appearance, behaviour or character. parecerse, salir a

take back 1 [take something back] return something somewhere or to its owner. devolver

2 aAdmit that something you said was wrong. retirar

take off 1 leave (insep) leave the ground. despegar

2 succeed become successful.

3 remove [take something off] (coat, jacket, dress, shoes, lid, cover ) remove an item of clothing.quitarse

4 imitate [take somebody off] copy the way somebody talks or their behaviour in order to make people laugh. imitar

take on 1 employ [take somebody on] (workers, staff) employ somebody. contratar

2 accept [take something on] (responsibility, role, client, job, task, problem) accept a responsibility or project. asumir

take to [take to somebody] (insep) begin to like somebody. go off somebody/something empezar a gustar

take out get [take something out] (insurance, driving-licence, permit, loan, mortgage, policy, ad, patent, summons) apply for and get something. sacar

idiom take it out on be unpleasant to somebody because you're angry or upset for some reason, even though it's not their fault. tomarla con

take over [take over, take something over] take control of something. tomar el control

take up start doing [take something up] (offer, challenge, opportunity, invitation, suggestion; fishing, golf, job) start doing an activity as a hobby, or accept a new job or offer. sacar

talk back (insep) answer somebody in a possible of authority in a rude way. contestar, replicar

talk down [talk down to somebody] (insep) talk to somebody as if they are not important.

talk into [talk somebody into something] persuade somebody to do something. persuadir, convencer

taper off [taper off, taper something off] decrease gradually. ir disminuyendo

tear into [tear into something] (fish, meal, enemy) start eating something eagerly; attack.

tell off [tell somebody off] speak angrily to somebody because they have done something wrong. regañar, pelear

think over [think something over] think about something or discuss it very carefully. chew over, mull over pensárselo

think through [think something through] (situation, project, business, idea, matter) consider all the different options. sleep on pensar bien

think up [think something up] (excuse, name, reason, idea, plan) produce something new by thinking. inventar, concebir

throw away 1 [throw something away] get rid of something. tirar

1 (chance, opportunity) waste something good. desperdiciar

throw up 1 (insep) vomit. vomitar

2 [throw something up] (problems, facts, lessons, points, information) produce something.

3 (job, career, position) leave something. pack in dejar

tide over [tide somebody over]

 

tip off [tip somebody off] (police, reporter, newspapers) give somebody secret information. chivarse

top up 1 refill [top something up] (drink, glass) add more liquid, powder, etc to a container. poner más

noun They were nice enough to give us a top-up on our coffee.

2 (phone, credit) add more money to something so it has the amount you need. recargar

touch on (insep) (issue, problem) briefly talk about something. mencionar

tow away 1 [tow something away] (car) remove an illegally parked vehicle. llevar

trade in [trade something in] use something as payment. cambiar

trickle down (insep) gradually reach poorer people. filtrarse

trickle in (insep) arrive slowly or in small numbers. flood in llegar poco a poco, empezar a llegar

trigger off [trigger something off] (alarm, explosion, fight, war, vilence, incident, illness) make something happen. spark off, set off hacer saltar, hacer estallar

tuck in 1 eat (insep, infml) begin to eat eagerly. dig in empezar a comer

2 adjust [tuck somebody in] make a child comfortable in bed by adjusting the blankets.

turn down 1 [turn something down, turn somebody down] (job, invitation, offer, request, opportunity, application) refuse to accept something. take up rechazar

2 (radio, TV, heater, gas, sound, volume) reduce the noise, heat, etc. turn up bajar

turn into [turn into something] (insep) change into something. convertirse

turn off [turn something off] change the controls so that something stops working. switch something off turn on, switch on apagar

turn on [turn something on] (radio, TV, heater, gas, tap, light) change the controls so that something starts working. Switch on turn off, switch off encender

turn out (insep) happen in a certain way. pan out, work out resultar

turn up (insep) arrive or appear. show up aparecer, presentarse

type in [type something in] enter information into a computer. meter

 

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