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Today we bring you some of the phrasal verbs we have seen at Englishcafe! We know that some of them seem kind of weird so we will show you their translation in spanish so you can understand their propper meaning. But firts, here is your Idiomatic Expression and your phrasal verbs of the week.

Idiomatic Expression of the Week:To Drink Up

  • Definition: To finish a drink.
  • Example: Drink up, please, it’s closing time.
  • To Peel Off
  • Definition: To remove the skin/rind/cuter covering of fruit/vegetables
  • Example: She peeled the skin off the apples for the fruit salad.

 

Phrasal Verbs

EAT OUT

  • Definition: Eat at a restaurant or somebody else’s home dine out.
  • Example: We are going to eat out because it’s your birthday.
  • Translation: Cenar fuera.

FIND OUT

  • Definition: Discover locate catch out learn.
  • Example: I found out your secret spot!
  • Translation: Descubir.

MELT AWAY

  • Definition: To become liquid dissolve to fade gradually.
  • Example: The ice cubes melted away quickly in the intense heat.
  • Translation: Derretir.

SHOP AROUND

  • Definition: Compare prices consider a number of possibilities.
  • Example: I’ve been shopping around for a new car, but they’re all priced too high.
  • Translation: Comparar precios.

HANG OUT

  • Definition: Spend time relaxing or idly dangle.
  • Example: Is this where you guys hang out all the time?
  • Translation: Salir, relajarse.

SLEEP OVER

  • Definition: Stay somewhere for the night.
  • Example: I’m going to sleep over in a tent with my friends for my birthday.
  • Translation: Pasar la noche.

WARM UP

  • Definition: Increase the temperature prepare body for exercise.
  • Example: Everyday, before exercising, we have to warm up!
  • Translation: Calentar.

RUN AWAY

  • Definition: Leave unexpectedly escape.
  • Example: Don’t run away, I need your advice!
  • Translation: Escaparse, fugarse, correr.

 

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